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Kyrgyzstan, Gambia reports first coronavirus cases

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 18, 2020
Kyrgyzstan today announced its first confirmed cases of coronavirus.
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Speaking at a press conference, Health Minister Kosmosbek Colponbayev said three people who returned from Umrah pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on March 12 tested positive for the disease known as COVID-19.

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Colponbayev added they are currently under house quarantine.

Following the announcement, authorities banned entry and exit to the Suzak district of the southwestern Jalal-Abad region, where the patients live.

Gambia registered its first case of coronavirus Tuesday, according to health minister Dr. Ahmadou Samateh.

“The Gambia confirms its first case of COVID 19 who’s currently in isolation and she is receiving an excellent care at the Medical Research Council (MRC) clinic in Fajara,” Samateh confirmed on national television.

The unidentified woman is in her twenties and flew from England on Sunday through the country’s only airport.

The ministry said it is in the process of tracing and isolating all passengers who boarded the flight with the patient.