COVID-19 guts government of The Gambia

Mambury Njie, Amie Fabureh and Fafa Sanyang- Gambian ministers with COVID-19
Mambury Njie, Amie Fabureh and Fafa Sanyang- Gambian ministers with COVID-19

By Abankula with agency report

Three cabinet ministers in Gambia have tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said.

The statement was a further sign the virus is ripping though the corridors of power after the nation’s vice president tested positive last week.

VP Isatou Touray tested positive and sends President Barrow into isolation
President Adama Barrow: goes into isolation

President Adama Barrow is in self isolation for the next two weeks, the presidency said last week, after Vice President Isatou Touray tested positive.

Now, finance minister Mambury Njie, energy minister Fafa Sanyang and agriculture minister Amie Fabureh have also been infected by the virus, the presidency said in a statement late on Sunday.

The statement gave no detail on the state of the ministers’ health.

Gambia, mainland Africa’s smallest country, has recorded 498 cases of COVID-19 with nine related deaths, the lowest totals in West Africa.