Bangladeshi man on preaching mission in Gambia dies after contracting coronavirus

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By Lamin Njie

A 70-year-old Bangladeshi man on preaching mission in The Gambia has died after contracting coronavirus, health minister Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has said.

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Reports abounded earlier on Sunday that a man had died after contracting the deadly bug, making him the country’s second coronavirus case.

The health minister said late Sunday: “Since the diagnosis of the first case, nine suspected cases have undergone testing and one has tested positive today. This is the second confirm case in The Gambia.

“This case, a 70-year-old Bangladeshi man who came to The Gambia from Senegal on the 13th March 2020 as a preacher. He was resident at the Markass Centre in Bundung where he engaged in preaching and interacted with a number of people.

“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.

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“A sample was taken from him and the results were delivered today and we confirmed the positive test.”

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