Statement – MRCG at LSHTM staff tests positive for COVID-19

Illustration of Covid-19

A member of the staff at the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM has been confirmed as having COVID-19, and is currently receiving excellent care at our specialist clinic in Fajara . We wish them well in their recovery.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our absolute priority. Staff and students who have been in close contact with the staff member are self-isolating as a precautionary measure for a minimum of 14 days in line with national guidance, and are being closely monitored and supported by our clinical team.

We remain in regular contact with the Ministry of Health and their Epidemiology and Disease Control Centre, and will continue follow the World Health Organization and the Gambia Government guidelines.

COVID-19 Response Fund

There cannot be any complacency as to the need for global action.

With your help, we can plug critical gaps in the understanding of COVID-19. This will support global response efforts and help to save lives around the world.