Tuesday, September 22, 2020
 

Vice President & Health Minister Tests Negative

 

By Ousainou J Sawaneh (Prince Ojee)

 

Information from the Office of the President reveals that Her Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray has been responding to treatment and her second sample test resulted negative. This was the seconded teste conducted 5th August 2020.

Vice President also posted on her Twitter account saying “Fellow Gambians, I have fully recovered, and my COVID test is negative. Thank you for all the support during this time. Please continue to stay home, follow social distancing measures and Ministry of Health of The Gambia guidelines. Together we can win this fight” she said.

Meanwhile another release from the Government’s Spokesperson indicates 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.

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.

 

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