In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, September, 2020

Shock As 200 Troopers Contract Coronavirus

Shock As 200 Soldiers Contract Coronavirus


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In line with AFP, greater than 200 Senegalese troopers getting back from The Gambia have examined constructive for coronavirus.


It was gathered that the troopers had served in a regional safety power.


The information was confirmed by Senegal’s military and well being ministry on Tuesday.


An earlier military assertion had stated 100 members of the greater than 600-strong contingent had contracted the virus.


The 208 troopers are staying at a military “resort” within the village of Guereo, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) south of the capital Dakar, a military PR official advised AFP.


The power hosts troops who take a look at constructive for Covid-19 however are asymptomatic, he stated.


The Gambia, a finger of territory surrounded by Senegal save for its Atlantic coast, has confirmed three,428 instances of the illness and 105 deaths.


Senegal, for its half, has declared 14,529 instances and 298 deaths.


The Senegalese troops have been a part of a West African power first deployed in January  2017. They have been there to guarantee a easy transition of energy after outgoing president Yahya Jammeh refused to concede defeat on the poll field to Adama Barrow.


Its mission has since been extended at Barrow’s request, regardless of Jammeh’s departure into exile.


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