Dhaka, March 24 -- The Gambian health ministry said in a statement that the victim in his 70s came to the country from Senegal on Mar 13.

He was referred to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul when he fell ill.

The man died in the ambulance before arrival in the hospital on Friday, the ministry said.

Sample was sent to the Medical Research Council and the results came out to be coronavirus positive on Sunday, it added.

Public is hereby inform that a man in his 70s from Bangladesh tested positive of #COVID19. He came to #Gambia from Senegal on 13/3/20, got sick and was referred to EFSTH but passed away in ambulance before arrival on 20/3/20. Sample was send to MRC and confirmed positive today. pic.twitter.com/k7zxzm8Qc...