About nine officers of Gambia’s Immigration Department (GID), who were believed to have direct or indirect contacts with Gambia’s first diagnosed Coronavirus patient have been tested by Medical Research Council (MRC), Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Test results for the five tested officers came out negative, while the remaining four officers are yet to receive their test results.
The GID officers were on duty when the Royal Air Maroc arrived in Banjul over the weekend from the United Kingdom. One of the passengers was tested positive for the Coronavirus. She has since been admitted at the Medical Research Council in Fajara.
The Army Chief of Defense Staff Major General Yankuba Drammeh, and the Inspector General of police Mamout Jobe were among the passengers in that Royal Air Maroc flight. Some of the passengers including the five GID officers were tested negative.
GID officers are at the front line at the airport. They attend to incoming arrivals and departed travelers from the airport. Officers have been allocated facial mask and gloves to protect themselves from the virus.
The Immigration Public Relations Officer couldn’t be reached for comment.
Below is the travel manifest of the passengers, who were onboard the Royal Air Maroc flight.