Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital

Seventeen frontline health workers have been quarantined after coming in contact with the midwife who became the first health worker to die of coronavirus in The Gambia. 

The Ministry of Health said in its report: “The newly quarantined included 17 health worker contacts of Case 61 (the deceased healthcare worker).”

Maw Ceesay a senior nurse at the Edward  Francis Small Hospital in Banjul died last Sunday after developing a pneumonia like symptoms. The veteran nurse and midwife was diabetic. A sample taken from his remains tested positive for coronavirus. 

The late Maw Ceesay, midwife and senior at EFSTH

As the country’s coronavirus cases rise more people entering the country have been taken into quarantine. 

“The country currently has 364 people in quarantine; 31 active and 8 probable cases,” the Health ministry said.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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