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Gambia confirms 5 new cases of Covid-19

Apr 14, 2020, 1:37 PM | Article By: Pa Modou Cham

The minister of Health Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh on Saturday in his daily press briefing, said the current situation of the covid-19 in the country, called for calm, while urging Gambians to report any suspected case (s) of novel coronavirus as the country registered five new cases.

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.

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