Jun 1, 2020, 10:43 AM
A few hours after Saudi Arabia announced the reopening of mosques throughout the country, with the exception of Makkah, from May 31, a circular has been issued to mosque staff on new rules to be observed by worshippers.
One of the new cases (56) is a hitherto probable case who is epi-link to confirmed case 49 who was a travel companion from Senegal. Health officials say that case 57 tested negative for covid-19 at the commencement of his quarantine period.
“All but two of the laboratory results received returned negative for covid-19, while 117 persons were newly taken into quarantine, six new people have been discharged (2 transferred to the treatment center),” says the Health Ministry.
According to the ministry’s update, the newly quarantine include six high-risk contacts linked to cases 46 and 52, noting that 109 people of the newly quarantined are the new arrivals into the country by a SN Brussels flight.
The ministry added that the remaining two are individuals who were picked from different locations on account of recently coming from countries where local transmission is ongoing.
The Gambia currently has 464 people under quarantine, 28 active and 5 probable cases.
Adhering to The Gambia National Development Plan (NDP) to promote cultural heritages, the National Centre for Arts and Culture under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture has disclosed its intention to develop the long abandoned Mungo Park Memorial Park in Karantaba and its earmarked environment.
The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on Wednesday, April 29 submitted its interim report to Government. At a small ceremony held at the Ministry of Justice, TRRC Chair Dr. Lamin Sise handed over copies of the report to Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou for onward transmission to President Barrow.
Police in Basse in the Upper River Region (URR) have arrested five staff of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) including a civilian for reportedly stealing seventy-one (71) gallons of fuel, The Point can authoritatively report.
Banjul, 29 April 2020 – Consistent with its philosophy of fostering growth and promoting rapid and efficient delivery of resources within all sectors of governance, The Gambia Government acting on Executive advisory, has effected major changes within the Civil Service.
The ambassador-at-large, His Excellency Vincent P. Bootes Thursday donated a variety of sanitary items worth over D50,000 to The Gambia Police Force in the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic spreading across the world.