Six people including two Senegalese members of Ecomig have taken the country’s coronavirus case to 51 after testing positive.

The surge in cases have been linked to travellers entering the Gambia from Senegal and other countries. 

“Cases 050 and 051 are Gambians of 33 and 27 years of age respectively who were both taken into quarantine on the 18th June on their return from Senegal.

“They tested negative for COVID-19 at the commencement of their mandatory quarantine period before testing positive on July 1st (towards the end of their quarantine period). Both cases are asymptomatic,” the Ministry of Health said.

“Case 052 is a 40 year old Gambian who recently entered the country on the 25th June and was taken into quarantine on 29th June after the response team was notified by the hospital he sought medical attention from. 

“He was put in quarantine by virtue of both his recent travel history and the fact that he manifested symptoms similar to those of COVID-19  

“Cases 053 and 054 are Senegalese members of the ECOMIG contingent who are of ages 47 and 46 years respectively. They both entered the country from Senegal on the 29th June from the Amdalai Border Post.

“Case 055 is a 49 year old Senegalese who entered the country through Wassu and was taken into quarantine on 29th June. His sample was collected on 30th June and he tested positive for COVID-19 on 01st July,” the Health ministry added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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