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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

GAMBIAN SOLDIER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

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The Gambia yesterday registered a new Coronavirus case, making the total number of cases to 26.

According to the health ministry, the new confirmed case is a 43-year-old Gambian soldier who has been in quarantine recently after returning from a trip to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Senegal. Four of his colleagues tested negative.

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The unnamed soldier was initially tested positive for the virus in Sierra Leone.
There is also one probable case, an 11-year-old who recently returned to the country from the US.

The ministry also revealed that 7 new persons have been taken into quarantine for returning from countries with ongoing community transmissions.
The Gambia currently has 121 persons under quarantine, with 4 active cases and 21 recoveries.

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