Breaking News: Gambia’s Information Minister Ebrima Sillah, former Health Minister Dr. Mariatou Jallow placed under Coronavirus observation

By Assan Sallah

Hon. Ebrima Sillah, the minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure and Dr. Mariatou Jallow, former Minister of Health under Jammeh’s regime are currently being quarantined at Bambo Hotel in Senegambia and Atlantic Hotel in Banjul respectively, The Digest News has learnt.

The duo are part of the 140 passengers who arrived at the Banjul International Airport on Monday evening via SN Brussels.

Hon. Sillah was in France and Belgium since the outbreak of the pandemic and had not returned until Monday evening.

The Ministry of Health had on Tuesday evening issued a press release, stating that four passengers out of the one hundred forty (140) who arrived in the country on the 22nd June 2020 with the SN Brussels flight escaped from quarantine.

Heath authorities further stated that out of the four (4) escapees, one (1) surrendered himself . “The second fugitive was reported by a neighbour and subsequently picked up together with her boyfriend who smuggled her while logistic arrangements were in progress,” the release further indicates.

Health authorities at the Ministry of Health have confirmed the story.  “All the passengers who arrived via SN Brussels are placed under quarantine including the Minister of Information Ebrima Sillah and former Health minister Dr. Mariatou Jallow,” one of the senior Health officials who spoke to The Digest News confirmed.

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