Two Gambian soldiers and twenty-eight Arabic students have been quarantine after travelling back into the country, the Ministry of Health has said. 

The Gambia has been experiencing a massive rise in cases in the past weeks which showed the country losing its first healthcare worker. 

The death of frontline worker, Maw Ceesay, has sparked fear among Gambians and those residing in the country.

At least 112 cases of the virus have been registered since its emergency in the country in March, 2020 with four deaths and 47 active cases.

The Ministry of health said: “While 63 persons were newly taken into quarantine, 96 have been discharged. 

“The newly quarantined included 28 Arabic students and 2 military personnel who recently came into the country from locations with ongoing community transmission.”

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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