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Friday, August 14, 2020

2 new Covid-19 cases registered

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The Gambia has registered two new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of cases of the country to 28.
The two cases emerged barely five days since The Gambia government eased restrictions on public gatherings.

Briefing the media yesterday on the 71st national situational report on Covid-19, health minister Ahmadou Samateh said the two new cases were in quarantine for having recent travel history to locations with ongoing community transmission. One of the cases is a 20-year-old Gambian recently returned from Guinea Bissau while the other is a 38-year-old who returned from Dakar, Senegal.

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Minister Samateh also revealed that 24 individuals who were intercepted from difference border posts while attempting to enter the country from locations where local transmission is ongoing have been taken into quarantine.
The country currently has 125 persons in quarantine and 6 active cases.

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