May 14, 2020, 12:25 PM
Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed 110 cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total infection to 2105; 22 deaths, 782 recoveries and 1301 under treatment.
Alarmed by the recent upsurge in the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections and deaths in The Gambia and based on advisory from The Health Ministry, His Excellency President Adama Barrow in exercise of the powers vested in him by Section 34 (6) and pursuant to Section 34 (2) of the 1997 Constitution declares a State of Public Emergency and a curfew throughout The Gambia for an additional period of 21 days.
The Public Health (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations, 2020 and Emergency Powers Regulations published in the Gazette on 5th August 2020, as modified below shall continue to operate throughout the period of this state of public emergency.
Each worshipper shall wear a facemask covering the mouth and nose; all taps and toilets in the premises of worship centres shall remain closed to the public. In the cases of mosques, all worshippers shall come with their own prayer mats and worshippers shall keep a distance of at least one (1) metre from each other. By this Regulation, all churches or mosques shall be closed immediately after every congregational prayer and a Special Committee shall be established by each worship centre in The Gambia for the observance of these new public health and safety guidelines. The Gambia Government encourages all Mosque and Church Committees to engage their members and worshippers in adhering to the letter of the State of Public Emergency Regulations governing places of worships and all other aspects of public life.
Ebrima G Sankareh
The Gambia Government Spokesperson
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