Tuesday 24th March 2020
Ministry of Health hereby inform the public that Gambia registered one new laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19.
A 71-year old Gambian, of URR origin (Numuyel Village), who recently returned from France
Arrived in The Gambia on the 17th March 2020 at 13:31hrs by TUI Arkefly (TFL458) and travelled to Numuyel
59 passengers were onboard the flight
Manifestation of symptoms began on the 20th March 2020
First reported to the OPD of Basse District Hospital with symptoms such as abdominal and chest pain in the early hours of the 21st of March 2020
Was escorted to the hospital by 2 escorts who brought him on a motorcycle
He initially resisted sample collection
Sample was collected on the 21st March after the intervention of the Police Intervention Unit
Sample sent to MRCG at Fajara for testing on the 22nd March
Positive test result received on Monday 23rd March
To prevent yourself and your family, always wash your hands with soap, do NOT touch your face, do NOT shake hands, keep away from public gatherings, observe social distancing.
For more info call 1025 help line.