News just in confirms Senegal has gotten nine new cases of the deadly coronavirus.
Surrounding Gambia on three sides, cases in the french-speaking West African nation has now soared to a combined 47 with Gambian borders still not closed
56 cases were newly tested today evening nine of which returned confirming positive as the Macky Sall government battles to curb the global menace.
42 other cases are being examined at Senegal’s medical research institute in Dakar, the country’s administrative capital according health minister Abdoulaye Diouf.
Meanwhile, Gambia have just a single case according to the health minister with over hundreds of people being examined as army chief Yankuba Drammeh begins his 14-day isolation after boarding the same plane as Gambian first confirmed covid-19 positive patient.