Apr 7, 2020, 1:28 PM
The acting director of Health Services at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mustapha Bettaye, on Saturday told the press that a total of 16 new samples for suspected covid-19 were taken and tested on Friday but all proved negative.
His appointment took place at the 57th summit hosted by the outgoing ECOWAS Chairman, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre.
The summit was attended by leaders within and outside the region with matters on the 44th Ordinary Session of the Mediation and Security Council and the 84th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Minister’s top on the agenda. The leaders also discussed matters concerning the COVID-19 situation in the sub-region and the proposed single currency regime for ECOWAS
Established in 1975, ECOWAS is a 15-member regional group for promoting economic integration in all fields of activity of the members. Source: CGTN Africa
A retired Gambian public health specialist, Philip Saine, has lamented that the investigation of a rare medical condition among children is being hampered by lack of resources, as health officials complained of lack of adequate petrol and allowances, amongst others.
The Gambia on Wednesday received The Gambia Experience as the first maiden flight from destination UK, carrying 147 passengers.
Former President, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, is hosting a three-day brainstorming session with leaders of the 15 main political parties from Gambia, as part of efforts to build a consensus around writing a new constitution for the country.