Jun 1, 2020, 11:23 AM
In anticipation of the rainy season, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) has forecast the 2020 seasonal rainfall in most parts of the country to be “above normal rainy season”.
“This is pursuant to the enforcement of the Public Health (Dangerous and Infectious Disease) Protection Regulation 2020.
Therefore, the public is hereby notified that the following enforcement activities shall be undertaken.
*Movement of persons shall be restricted between 10:00 pm and 05:00 am daily in observance of the Curfew Regulation.
*Ensure all non food outlets in markets throughout The Gambia remain closed except banks and financial institutions, drug stores, pharmacies, supermarkets and mini markets, local shop owners and essential food traders. However, markets shall be opened between 06:00 am and 02:00 pm daily and remain closed on Sundays.
* All houses of worship (mosques and churches etc.) shall remain closed. Mosques or churches shall be used solely for calls to prayers or religious announcements. All forms of gatherings at mosques and churches are prohibited.
* Ensure all persons wear facemasks over their nose and mouth in public places at all times.
* Markets vendors and shop owners will not be allowed access into the markets and their shops if they fail to wear facemasks. They must also ensure that persons entering their premises wear facemasks at all times.
* Drivers of motor vehicles or operators of vessels or ferries must wear facemask and ensure that all passengers wear facemask before embarking in the vehicle, vessel or ferry.
* Similarly, individuals playing at football fields and beaches, video clubs and sport centers as well as event organizers are strictly warned to adhere to the Regulations on Closures of Non- Essential Public Places and Prohibition of Public Gatherings.
The Inspector General's Office strongly warns that violations of the Regulations will attract serious penalties in accordance with the law.
The cooperation, support and understanding of the general public is highly solicited.”
The report of a seven-man task force that was instituted to investigate the May 12, 2020 fire outbreak at the second-hand clothing vendors section of the Brikama markek was submitted to the Brikama Area Council chairman on Tuesday.
Police Sergeant Modou Dinka on Wednesday testified before the Banjul High Court in the rape and robbery trial involving Ismaila Ndong.