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Banjul Diaspora Club donates D100,000 to Covid-19 Taskforce

Apr 1, 2020, 12:06 PM | Article By: Ismaila Sonko

As part of efforts to contain further spread of coronavirus in the country, the Banjul Diaspora Club through the Banjul City Council (BCC) on Monday presented a sum of D100,000 to the Covid-19 Taskforce team in Banjul.

The move is designed to enhance and strengthen the work of the said taskforce as they battle to contain further spread of Covid-19 in the country.

The presentation ceremony, which was held at the BCC complex, was graced by health personnel from Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH).

Dr. Abubacarr Jagne, the head of Covid-19 Taskforce team, while thanking the Banjul Diaspora Club for the gesture, advised Gambians to adhere to the World Health Organisation’s recommended safety precautions to stay safe.

The gesture, he added, would go a long way in solving some of the challenges faced by the committee in their quest to contain the deadly virus in the country.

Dr. Jagne also called on parents to pay particular attention to their children at home and to follow their school lessons broadcast on television and radio stations.

He promised that the monies donated would be put to good use.

For her part, Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul called on all to support the taskforce in their move to contain further spread of global pandemic in The Gambia.