Apr 22, 2020, 1:40 PM
Mr. Assane Diagne, director of RSF West Africa Office in Dakar yesterday told The Point Newspaper that The Gambia has moved 5 places forward in the World Press Index which re-groups 180 countries in the world.
The country also recorded 1 new COVID-related death, which now takes the deceased to 97.
Currently the country has 1,703 COVID-19 patients in treatment or self-isolation (active cases).
At least 8 people are in quarantine, while 121 new people were discharged from treatment (recoveries).
The country has so far registered 3,067.
Meanwhile, Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 88 positive cases, bringing the total to 13,743 cases, 9,506 recovered, 287 deaths, and 3, 949 under treatment. At least 33 are currently in serious condition.
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.