Apr 16, 2020, 1:30 PM
At least five-laboratory new test results for covid-19 received from the Medical Research Council (MRC) were all negative, deputy director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye has confirmed at a press briefing on Wednesday.
Accordingly, both ministers have since been discharged and can report to work as they are both declared well and asymptomatic.
It could be recalled that both ministers tested positive after taking the covid-19 tests on 1 August 2020.
Subsequently, Fafa Sanyang tested negative after a repeat test on 8 August 2020 and Mambury Njie also tested negative after a repeat test conducted on 22 August 2020.
Mr. Sanyang was discharged on 15 August, 2020 while Mr. Njie was discharged on the 23 August, 2020.
The Gambia government urges members of the public to continue following the regulations outlined by the Health Ministry and World Health Organisation on the covid-19 pandemic. Hand washing, face covering, social distancing and limited social gatherings are the new norms and all are encouraged to follow.
The president of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Edi Mass Jobe, has called on government of The Gambia to waive all corporate and payroll taxes for 2 years to encourage investment and improve standards in the stated areas: hospitals and health businesses, hotels and tourism businesses and agri-businesses.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE), has rubbished the much-talked about rumour circulating on social media that his ministry has received or spent a sum of D35 million on media houses across the country for the broadcast of school lessons amid Covid-19 lockdown.
Two ECOMIG soldiers who were reportedly found dining and wining with dozens of women at the Senegambia/Bijilo area in the early hours of last Thursday morning have been repatriated to Senegal, a news release states.