Health Minister Dr. Amadou Lamin Samateh has been quarantined. He was exposed to three of his colleagues, who were tested positive for COVID-19. His test results are inconclusive, as he awaits for his final test result, the Information Ministry announced on Tuesday.
Samateh is said to be medically stable. He is still overseeing his Ministry from his quarantine location.
Health Ministry Perm Sec Muhamadou Lamin Jaiteh and his Deputy PS Dampha, were said to have been tested positive for COVID-19. Samateh had interacted with his two colleagues. The third infected person is an employee of the Heath Ministry.
Senior Information officer at the Information Ministry Prince Bubacarr Sankanu said Samateh’s test results would be communicated to the public once it is finalized.
He couldn’t confirm if PS Jaiteh and his Deputy have been tested positive for COVID-19. He said Minister Samateh, wouldn’t mind his quarantine status and test results to be publicly disclosed. But Sankanu said he was not in the position to disclose the names of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.