Jan 22, 2021, 11:44 AM
Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the interim leader of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party has described President Adama Barrow as APRC’s “worst enemy.”
The Gambia yesterday announced 244 new cases of covid-19, the highest number of cases registered in a single day.
The country now has 2,116 confirmed cases since the first case was confirmed on 17 March 2020. This current situation represents 34% test positivity rate (244 out of 725 total tests performed), according to the 121st national situation report of the country.
The report further added that the median age of the new cases is 36 years (range: 2 to 94 years). 14 new discharges were effected from the treatment centres, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to date to 415 (19.6% recovery rate).
According to the report, 725 new laboratory test results were received from MRCG and NPHL and out of these, 4 new tests returned undetermined and 274 tests (30 repeats and 244 new) were positive for covid-19 whereas 6 persons who were newly taken into quarantine include Senegalese soldiers and Malaysian national (all of whom entered through the Amdalai Point of Entry).
The country, the report further states, has 311 people in quarantine with 1, 638 active cases, 187 probable cases and a crude case-fatality ratio of 3.0.
Meanwhile, Senegal, that has been battling with the surge of the virus long before The Gambia yesterday reported 68 new positive cases, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 12,305; 7,767 recoveries, 256 deaths and 4,281 under treatment.
Sheikh Cadi Abdoulie Kanteh, vice president of Rawdatul Majaalis has weighed in on the controversial gay marriage topic in The Gambia, calling on the Muslim Umah to rally against the “shameful practice” in the “strongest terms.”
The Gambia has so far received 199,570,000 million dollars, an equivalent of 9,455,207,500 dalasis of the pledges made to the National Development Plan, the Finance and Economic Affairs Minister told Members of the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Momodou Hydara, manager, Jah Oil Company has said the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) has never implemented the 50 meters rule as far as gas stations are concerned in The Gambia.