COVID-19 pandemic in the Gambia

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COVID-19 pandemic in Gambia
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationThe Gambia
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseBanjul
Arrival date17 March 2020
(7 months and 3 weeks)
Confirmed cases23 (as of 13 May)[1]
Recovered10 (as of 13 May)
Deaths
1 (as of 13 May)

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached The Gambia in March 2020.

The first case of COVID-19 in The Gambia was reported on 17 March and received treatment at MRC Unit The Gambia's specialist clinic in Fajara.[2] The patient was a woman in her thirties who had travelled to The Gambia from the United Kingdom on 15 March. She went into self-isolation.[3][4]

Overseas travel by public officials was suspended by a circular issued by President Adama Barrow on 13 March.[5] Barrow ordered all universities to close and for all gatherings to cease on 17 March.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Covid-19 Response Ministry of Health The Gambia". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  2. "Confirmed Case of COVID-19 In The Gambia". MRC Unit The Gambia. 17 March 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. Darboe, Mustapha K. (18 March 2020). "Gambia confirms first coronavirus case". Anadolu Agency. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  4. "Gambia announces first coronavirus case". The Jakarta Post. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  5. "Gambia Suspends Overseas Travels By Public Officials To Curb Spread Of Coronavirus". Foroyaa. 13 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  6. "COVID-19: Gambia, Senegal to close border for 21 days". Anadolou Agency. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 2 April 2020.