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BAC joins regional efforts in the fight against covid-19

Mar 16, 2020, 2:50 PM

Chief executive officer of Brikama Area Council Friday led a delegation comprising of ward councilors, staff, regional health directorate officials and the Red Cross to border posts within West Coast Region to access and get first-hand information on the state of the region’s preparedness against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking at Giboroh, Dimbaya and Darsilameh border posts, Modou Jonga said the visit was necessitated by the concern of his office to collaborate with the Regional Health Directorate to support and strengthen existing facilities mounted at the border posts for proper and effective screening of people entering the country through those boarders.

While underscoring the importance of strategic and multi-sectoral approach to boost the level of preparedness in the region, CEO Jonga commended the efforts of the security forces and Red Cross volunteers in their efforts to keep the country free from coronavirus.

He called on the Regional Health Directorate to provide a report on the required logistics to enable the earnest intervention of the council.