200 Senegalese soldiers contract covid-19

Over 200 Senegalese troopers coming back from The Gambia have examined constructive for coronavirus.

The troopers returned simply returned from The Gambia after a regional safety pressure service.

Senegal’s military and well being ministry disclosed this unhappy information on Tuesday.

In an earlier assertion made by the military, it disclosed that 100 members of the greater than 600-strong contingent contracted the virus.

A military PR official stated the 208 troopers are at the moment staying at a military “lodge” within the village of Guereo, some 60 kilometres (35 miles) south of the capital Dakar.

He added that the power hosts troops who check constructive for COVID-19 are asymptomatic.

The Gambia, has confirmed 3,428 covid-19 circumstances and 105 deaths.

Senegal, however has 14,529 circumstances and 298 deaths.

The Senegalese troops had been first deployed in January 2017 as a part of a West African pressure.

Their obligation was to make sure that there’s a clean transition of energy after outgoing president Yahya Jammeh refused to just accept defeat and handover to Adama Barrow following election.

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

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