Jun 4, 2020, 10:35 AM
The National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul North, Ousman Sillah on Saturday was out and about in the streets of his constituency engaging people on covid-19 and its related issues.
“It is gratifying to report that the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, has checked out of his quarantine facility moments ago after his second Covid-19 test results turned NEGATIVE,” Government Spokesperson Ebrima G. Sankareh states in a dispatch.
“The Hon Minister had earlier on checked in the quarantine facility after three of his close working contacts tested Covid positive while own preliminary results turned inconclusive.”
“He retested Wednesday and his results came in last night as Covid-19 NEGATIVE.”
“Dr. Samateh now returns to work and wishes to remind Gambians and all residents to accept the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus.”
Meanwhile, the Office of the President is pleased to inform the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray has been responding to treatment and her second sample test result which was conducted 5th August 2020 was negative for COVID 19, today, 8th August 2020.
His Excellency has been informed and he wishes the Vice President and all those infected speedy and full recovery.
The public is reminded that the Coronavirus is real and exists in The Gambia. All and sundry are advised to properly use face masks, maintain regular hand washing and social distancing in the fight against the virus. Stay home, stay safe and always act with COVID-19 in mind.
Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray has been tested positive for covid-19, as President Adama Barrow also goes on two weeks self-isolation.
The Gambia Transport Service Company (GTSC) in partnership with government has recently rolled out new buses in addition to its normal fleet to address the daily nightmare faced by commuters amid the Covid-19 lockdown.