Jul 27, 2020, 12:53 PM
The Gambia confirmed 61 new cases of covid-19 on Saturday, being the highest in a single day. On Friday, 46 new cases were reported, making it 107 cases in 48 hours.
The Gambia has so far registered a cumulative of nine cases with one death, two recovered and six active.
“The two of the new cases travelled to The Gambia from United Arab Emirates (UAE), which one of them travelled from the U.K. and the two had closed connections to the 4th case that is still under quarantine.”
He confirmed that two of them are 20 years old and the other two are 28 years, while the 5th person is over 60 years old.
On the diagnostics report, he said 76 new samples were received and tested, but five came out positive, 70 got negative and one inconclusive sample to be tested.
The minister thus called on the general public to continue wasting hands and avoid public gatherings, and as well follow the protective measures.
The Gambian Embassy in the Kingdom of Spain has revealed to The Point that they are negotiating with airlines to fly back home more Gambians-stranded abroad due to the coronavirus pandemic by the end of this week.
The Gambia government has urged that those who are planning to travel to Senegal for the annual pilgrimage to adhere to the health guidelines to avoid contacting coronavirus disease.