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Gambia Registers 36 New Cases As 40 Patients Absconded

The Gambia has registered 36 new positive cases, bringing the number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 4,008.

27 January 2021 p The Gambia has registered 36 new positive cases, bringing the number of COVID-19 cases ever confirmed in the country to 4,008."Out of the total positives confirmed between 20th January to 25th January 2021, there are 40 confirmed positive cases that have refused isolation or have absconded treatment centers.Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 133 new positive cases bring its total number to 25, 127." "Similarly, the management is also aware that there are large numbers of travelers who recently arrived in The Gambia from hotspot countries that have refused to abide to official protocols and/or report to the health authorities for the mandatory test upon arrival.

The Ministry continues to treat these matters with utmost and grave concern and thus, the Ministry is hereby giving an order and ultimatum to all those concerned, that they are required to report themselves to the health authorities with immediate effect and failure of which will lead to serious consequences, including the publication of names and identifying information of all those at large.Meanwhile, the Senior Management of the Ministry of Health says that there are confirmed positive COVID-19 cases that are currently at large and interacting with the public.

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