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Gambia Closes Airspace And Land Borders As 70-Year-Old Bangladeshi Imam Dies From Coronavirus After Visiting 6 Other Countries

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An itinerant Muslim Imam from Bangladesh has died in The Gambia after preaching in several other countries.

The preacher, aged 70, is Gambia’s second recorded case of Covid-19.

Recall that the Gambia recorded its first case of coronavirus last Tuesday. The patient, a young woman who had recently travelled from the United Kingdom, went into self-isolation after feeling feverish, before being confirmed as a positive case.

The Imam arrived from neighbouring Senegal on March 13, the Ministry of Health said in a statement dated Sunday.

He was given lodging in the residence of the Bundung mosque in a suburb of the capital Banjul.

“Ministry of Health hereby inform the public that a man in his 70s from Bangladesh tested positive of COVID-19. He came to The Gambia from Senegal on the 13th March 2020 as a preacher. He was in six other countries where he was carrying out similar preaching. He was a known diabetic who presented at a health facility. He was later referred to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital and he unfortunately passed away in the ambulance before arrival on the 20th March 2020.

Sample was collected, send to MRC and the results were delivered today and was confirmed to be positive. To prevent yourself and your family, always wash your hands with soap, do NOT touch your face, do NOT shake hands, keep away from public gatherings. For more info call 1025 help line.” the statement said.

Authorities are searching for people with whom he had contact and notifying the other countries he visited.

Meanwhile, following consultations and an update from the Ministerial Committee on the Coronovirus, President Adama Barrow has approved the closure of the border between the Republic of The Gambia and the Republic of Senegal, effective midnight, on Monday, 23rd March 2020.

The decision of the closure of the border was taken considering the rapid spread of COVID -19 in the world and in our region, and the continuous movement of people posing high risk of contracting the disease.

The Government of The Gambia and the Republic of Senegal have mutually agreed to close their border for a period of 21 days in the bid to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The public is informed that the closure will not affect essential services, such as movement of security personnel, foodstuff, medical services, related items and equipment between the two countries.

Furthermore, the Gambia has decided to close its airspace from all flights except for medical cargo flights. This closure will also begin midnight on Monday, 23rd March 2020, for a period of 21 days.

President Barrow reiterates his commendation to the national response teams and committees, all the frontline workers, community and religious leaders, political leaders, the business community, all citizens and people living in The Gambia for their cooperation and standing with his government during these trying times.

The President further urges all to take responsibility to prevent, contain and manage the Coronavirus.

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Stop Empowering Terrorism In Nigeria : Imam Of Peace To Buhari 

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Imam of Peace better known as Mohammad Tawhidi called out on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to stop empowering Terrorism in his country.

The sitting president who as at now according to the Imam of Peace has no idea of handling the Coronavirus Pandemic in his Country.

In a tweet on Friday March 27, 2020 he tweeted below.

The President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari still doesn’t know the name of the virus killing 24,000+ at such a rapid rate. Addressing the nation about it for the first time, he pronounced the virus as ‘CIVIK 1-9’.
His friend, Imran Khan, thinks Japan and Germany share a border.

I love Nigeria. I have one Nigerian friend and she’s amazing. One of the most successful and honest people I know. I also welcome my new Nigerian followers on Twitter.
You have a beautiful country but it would be more beautiful without the terrorism enabled by Dictator Buhari.

He also went on to call out on followers of the President who hit at him in a series of tweets below.

President Buhari’s cult claim they have nothing to do with terrorists in Nigeria.
Yet when I expose terrorists in Nigeria…
President Buhari’s fans attack me online.
A stupid President is always elected by stupid people.

Covik Cult lying again. He has nothing to respond with so he claims that he’s blocked. He’s not blocked. But he will be after this lie. #PresidentCovik

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Coronavirus: Two Ghanaians Share Information On How They Recovered

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News outlets lately have all been focusing on one thing- the Covid-19 (coronavirus as we know it). Day in, day out the figures across the globe fluctuates as new tests show positive results all the while, others are taking their last breath.

Through it all, one thing is clear-the virus to some extent favours the younger generation as many young people who have tested positive for the virus have been sent home to self-isolate and treat themselves.

Below are first hand account of two Ghanaian patients of the virus living abroad (U.K. & Lativia) who are undergoing treatment in self isolation. The motive behind sharing their story is to spread calm while placing emphasis on the importance of social distancing.

The patients share tips on medication to use and avoid while treating symptoms; they also share the steps to embark on once you feel symptoms setting in. Some of these tips include

1.When you feel your throat drying up,drink water
2.Have vitamin C in and on you (either chewies or the soluble but the soluble is highly recommended)
3.If you can, get a humidifier with essential oils to help ‘moisturise the atmosphere and help you breathe better
4.Should you have a headache, stick to paracetamol and stay away from Ibuprofen as it worsens the condition(that is if you do have the virus).

It is clear that although Covid-19 is a deadly virus, it is not a death sentence and making the conscious effort to fight it is crucial on our journey to kick this pandemic out. Bare in mind, the protocols for preventing catching the virus remain

1.Wash your hands with soap under running water for at least 20sec.
2.Keep a sanitizer on you at all times; and use it
3.If you have to sneeze or cough, do not do it into you palm. Just dab
4.Do not touch your face
5.Avoid contact with people
6.Stay hydrated and stock up on vitamin c

It is our duty to ourselves to stay safe and healthy at all times and until this virus passes, let us be as hygienic as one can be.

We have posted screenshots of the respective conversations we had with the patients who happens to be friends with one of our representatives.

Patient in U.K.

Patient in Lativia

Patient in Latvia
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Trump Goes From Calling COVID-19 The “Chinese Virus” To “Coronavirus” And Says The US And China Are Working Together In The Fight Against The Disease

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Donald Trump took to Twitter to reveal that he had a “very good conversation” with the President of China Xi Jinping and that the US and China are now working “closely together” in the fight against coronavirus.

He tweeted: “Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet. China has been through much & has developed a strong understanding of the Virus. We are working closely together. Much respect!”

Trump goes from calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" to "Coronavirus" and says the US and China are working together in the fight against the disease

This came after he was adamant about referring to Coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” despite being told that it’s racist.

Twitter users reacted to his tweet, where he referred to COVID-19 as coronavirus and no longer as “Chinese Virus”.

“It conveniently turned from the Chinese virus back to the coronavirus when you want to pretend you have respect for the president of China. You’re such a hypocrite,” @TalbertSwan wrote.

Trump goes from calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" to "Coronavirus" and says the US and China are working together in the fight against the disease

The phone conversation between both Presidents followed a video conference meeting of G-20 leaders during which Xi Jinping gave a speech calling for greater international cooperation.

In the call with Trump, Xi said that U.S.-China relations are at a critical juncture, and hoped the U.S. would make substantial action in improving the relationship, according to a Chinese-language state media report translated by CNBC.

“Under the current circumstances, China and the U.S. should unite to fight the epidemic,” the report of Xi’s comments said, noting both countries’ health departments and disease control experts have maintained communication.

“The Chinese side is willing to continue to provide information and experience with the U.S. without reservation,” the report added, noting some provinces, cities and businesses in China are providing the U.S. with medical supplies.

“The Chinese side understands the current difficulties of the U.S., and is willing to provide support within (China’s) ability.”

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