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Gambia confirms first covid-19 death



Dr Amadou Samateh Minister of Health

#Gambia #COVID19 update

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Ministry of Health hereby inform the public that a man in his 70s from Bangladesh tested positive of COVID-19. He came to The Gambia from Senegal on the 13th March 2020 as a preacher. He was in six other countries where he was carrying out similar preaching. He was a known diabetic who presented at a health facility. He was later referred to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital and he unfortunately passed away in the ambulance before arrival on the 20th March 2020.

Sample was collected, send to MRC and the results were delivered today and was confirmed to be positive.

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. For more info call 1025 help line.

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