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COVID-19 patients told to stay at home and monitor their health
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COVID-19 patients told to stay at home and monitor their health

As the coronavirus continues to spread in The Gambia, an increasing number of people who tested positive for the virus have been allegedly told to self-quarantine.  

A nurse, who recently contracted the virus, disclosed to What's On-Gambia: " I'm among health care workers at the Brikama District Hospital who tested positive for the coronavirus. It's more than 48hours since we received our results and we are still not isolated for treatment." 

He continued: "We are told to isolate at home and this is very risky because we could infect our family members. Please, help us to reach the government to expedite the process of our move to the treatment centre". 

Another coronavirus patient, a reporter at The Fatu Network, also revealed that she was told to self-isolate after testing positive.  

"None of us at the office that tested positive are at the treatment centre. We’re all home, except for one person who was isolated at one of the centres when he was suspected of having COVID-19," said the reporter. 

The Ministry of Health is currently building a makeshift centre at the Independence Stadium in Bakau to accommodate patients who need treatment for the virus. It is expected to be equipped to host dozens of people. 

 

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