Jul 12, 2021, 1:33 PM
State House, Banjul, 10th July 2021: President Adama Barrow on Friday visited over 10 villages in the North Bank Region affected by Wednesday night’s storm, to assess damages and offer condolences to the bereaved families.
“All 3 decedents had their samples collected and processed posthumously. All 3 were males aged 65, 68 and 78 years and had comorbid conditions.”
Forty-nine new cases were registered, bringing the total number of covid-19 cases in the country to 4,139. “Of these, 19, 20 and 10 cases were confirmed on the 29th, 30th and 31st January respectively.”
“Over 80% of the new cases sought to be tested on account of being intending travellers who required a covid-19 test certificate.”
Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 153 cases and 3 deaths, bringing the total number of positive cases to 27,080, while 22, 863 patients recovered, with 641 deaths and 4,075 under treatment.
The 228 deaths registered in January represents 35% of total deaths.
The Secretary General of the Commonwealth has reaffirmed their commitment in supporting the country achieves its objectives, further acknowledging that the country’s economy is improving.
The permanent secretary (PS) at the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources, Dr. Bamba Banja, has been sent on administrative leave (suspended) after his alleged involvement in a bribery scandal.