Jun 19, 2020, 11:58 AM
Deputies Thursday referred Women Enterprise Fund Bill 2020 to the Assembly Business Committee (ABC) at the National Assembly for proper scrutiny.
As we monitor the progress on the pandemic, there is a fast-spreading new strain of the coronavirus which has emerged in the UK and now in many other countries. Its potential implications for public health have begun to be examined, according to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Thus, all travelers coming from hotspot countries where the new strain of coronavirus has been identified will undergo sample taking and testing upon arrival in the country in addition to having a valid COVID-19 PCR test results of 72hrs. These travelers must undergo mandatory quarantine at their own cost. Samples that are found positive upon their testing on arrival in The Gambia, will have the virus strain sequenced to confirm the genome.
All other travelers from countries not identified as hotspot for the new strain of COVID-19 must provide a valid negative PCR test to go on home isolation. Effective 9th January, 2021 the hot spot countries that these restrictions will apply to are as follows (additional countries could be added at the discretion of the Ministry of Health):
The Ministry of Health seeks compliance of the public to this order.
Honourable Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh
Minister of Health
The Gambia senior national team, Scorpions are due in Banjul today – Thursday – from their 10-day training camp in Doha, Qatar.
The managing director of the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC), Nani Juwara has said that despite the challenges, he is optimistic of providing more reliable and stable energy supply in the country than in the past.
As the country prepares for the December 2021 Presidential election, President Adama Barrow stated that it rests on all categories of leaders and influential persons, especially those belonging to the political parties to preach peace and stability for another cycle of free, fair, and transparent elections.