21-year-old Who Became Gambia’s First Covid-19 Positive Patient to Clock 14 Days in Isolation Tomorrow

Gambia’s first coronavirus patient could by tomorrow know whether or not she has fully recovered from the disease.

A 21-year-old woman and based in the United Kingdom, the unidentified patient flew into the country via Royal Air Maroc on March 15th 2020.

The ailment wasn’t detected on the spot at the airport and was passed fit until she began displaying symptoms of the pandemic at home days later where she was on self-isolation.

Aware of her deteriorating case, she self-reported to the Medical Research Council (MRC) and turned herself in and was subjected to laboratory test before being declared carrier of the epidemic.

Soon, the country’s newly installed army cheif Yankuba Drammeh also went into seclusion on the heels of revelation he boarded the same flight as the aforesaid young lady.

A 14-day isolation period is recommended for sufferers of the disease when they would have been certain of their fate and the woman is expected to reach hers tomorrow during which health authorities are expected to deliver update on her case.

In the run up to this, she was tagged “clinically improving”, translating as responding to treatment.

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