17 March 2020
A confirmed case of COVID-19 is in isolation and receiving excellent care at our specialist clinic in Fajara. We wish them well in their recovery.
We are using tried and tested infection control procedures to prevent further spread of the virus, including the sanitisation of buildings. We are supporting the Ministry of Health as it works rapidly to identify any contacts the patients had.
Those identified as close contacts will be given health advice in line with Ministry of Health guidance. There is minimal risk to the Unit’s staff and the local community.
However, we encourage all Gambians to follow World Health Organization guidance on coronavirus control, including washing your hands regularly with soap and water, and blowing your nose/sneeze into a tissue.
We remain in regular contact with the Gambian Ministry of Health and their Epidemiology and Disease Control Centre.