Oct 28, 2020, 11:37 AM
Veteran Journalist Ebou Waggeh who until his demise was working at the country’s Truth Commission was laid to rest yesterday at the Jeshwang Cemetery at a funeral service attended by hundreds of mourners.
“The deceased, aged 48, was until his demise admitted at one of the treatment centers
for being a confirmed COVID-19 case. He had a long-standing comorbid condition prior to manifesting symptoms similar to
those of COVID-19.”
At least 41 new cases were registered, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 4,511.
Eleven COVID-19 patients were newly discharged from treatment centres, while eight COVID-19 patients are currently on oxygen therapy.
“Out of a total of 76 newly quarantined individuals, 39 were discharged. The country currently has 37 people in hotel quarantine, 448 active cases.”
Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 328 cases of COVID-19, with 12 deaths.
From March 2020 to date, 32,099 cases have been registered, 26,367 patients recovered and 4,959 under treatment.
The Gambia Revenue Authority GRA has collected D502 million more from January-October 2020 compared with the same period in 2019.