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Coronavirus Update: Two Non Gambians Currently Being Tested At MRC

The Director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health, Modou Njai has confirmed to The Chronicle that two Indonesian nationals are currently being tested at MRC hospital in Fajara as suspects of Coronavirus infection.

“We’ve two suspects who are currently at the MRC and they’re Indonesian nationals and we’re waiting for the results. They’re young ones and the samples were collected yesterday,” he told The Chronicle on Tuesday morning.

Modou Njai

This medium understands that the two suspects are boys who were living in Gambia until recently when they visited their country. According to information, their parents who already contracted the virus had to quickly send them back to avoid the infection.

Arriving in Gambia through Senegal, the boys were showing symptoms which led to them being quarantined, according to a source in the medical field. They were taken to Bundung Maternal and Child Health Hospital, formally Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital before they were referred to MRC for further examination.

The Chronicle will keep following these cases and report it accordingly.

Meanwhile, The Gambian president Adama Barrow is expected to address the nation on the state of affairs regarding the pandemic.

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