May 5, 2020, 1:56 PM
When WHO added Disease X to its R&D Blueprint in 2018, the reality of an unknown pathogen that could cause a serious international epidemic was just beyond the limits of the imagination.
Creating more community and border awareness on the prevention of covid-19 is critical in stemming the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Mr. President, the coronavirus is still ravaging the world with 2,340,539 affected and 160,890 deaths.
The president of the Republic last month approved the closure of all borders including sea, air and land between The Gambia and Senegal as part of measures to stem the spread of the covid-19. Despite this presidential move, people continue to smuggle people and other merchandise in and out of the country.
COVID-19 has been slowly creeping into our communities. As we seek to ensure our families’ health and safety, to many people, food has never seemed so important, both as a source of nutrition and, for many, of comfort. The question is whether, as economic disruption continues, we can stave off a pandemic-related food crisis.
Mr. President, we have registered five more cases, prompting the question if we need to do many more tests. Have we started making use of the test kits we just received from China? If so, what is the immediate medium and long term plan or even the aftermath of Covid-19?
In the wake up of the fast spreading nature of the global pandemic, covid-19 has posed difficult challenge to not only nations around the globe but even local dwellers in far flung communities of Gambia. Due to its worrying nature, it thus requires wisdom and mutual understanding as we battle through it.
Since the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, global response from countries goes to show the gravity and seriousness the virus pose to human survival. The global health pandemic is not only hammering global economies, but also affecting global food chains.