Gambia: Gigantic Covid-19 tests in Bakau amidst new Record cases
A gigantic Covid-19 prompt testing has begun in Bakau yesterday as the number of new cases in the country escalated rapidly.
Abundance of frontline health workers tag along by security personnel were in the town to voluntarily screen and test inhabitants who may have come into contact with the new recorded cases for symptoms of Covid-19.
The development comes as the toll of infected cases continues to grow with five new cases.
As said by Haruna Jallow from the National Public Health Laboratories, there is a plain reflection of local contraction as a result of which mass voluntary testing to track down affected people as quickly as possible has become urgent.
“This is a community fight because the only efficacy in your testing is as equal as if everybody else has tested. Any person who fails to do the test is putting the community at risk. The norm should be mass testing as Bakau is a flash point. There must be mandatory testing to know the status of the community to be able to deal with the virus,” Gomez urged.
Modou Ceesay, another volunteer decried that most Gambians are being very complacent to understand the deadliness of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I don’t know what is wrong with us as Gambians. People still believe Covid-19 is a ploy of politics by government to get money from the international community. Covid-19 is real and it is killing people all over the world; let us come out and get tested,” he advised.