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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

VP Touray recovers, health minister tests negative

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Press release

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 came out negative for COVID-19, today, 8th August 2020.

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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 is advised to properly use face masks, maintain regular hand washing and social distancing in the fight against the virus.

Stay home, safe and always act with COVID-19 in mind.
Meanwhile, a similar statement regarding the health minister states: “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.

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.”

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