Apr 21, 2020, 12:13 PM
The Gambia Armed Forces has dismissed 10 soldiers believed to have involved in extortion, military sources inform The Point.
Gathering of people is now allowed, casinos, restaurants and gyms have now opened. Masks are compulsory or defaulters will be punished.
Since Wednesday, riots erupted in different parts of the country which resulted 200 youths being arrested as they were burning tyres, government offices. However, the situation is now calm.
Minister Ndiaye announced government package for the transporters who were in two days strikes complaining for three months that they could not feed their families. They will receive D529.5 million plus musicians and artists who will receive the same amount of D529.5 million
The tourism sector will receive 6 billion dalasi, 169 million dalasis.
As from yesterday all commercial vehicles will move throughout the country.
During the state of emergency, which was first declared in March, transporters were confined in their regions.
The Ministry of Health also reported 89 new cases of covid-19, which brings the total infection to 4,021, 2,162 recovered, 45 deaths, 1,813 under treatment and 16 in serious condition.
Junkung Jobarteh, executive secretary for Media Council of The Gambia (MCG), has said that Gambian journalists have the responsibility to adhere to the lawful dictates of the council and panel in order to avoid journalists and media houses facing civil and criminal cases in courts.
The Ministry of Health has stated that a new laboratory confirmed case has been recorded in The Gambia from the mass samples collected in Bakau.
Chief editors of print media houses in the country have expressed dismay over the impact of covid-19 on newspapers across the country since the pandemic hit the country in March resulting in the closure of some organisations after the declaration of State of Public Emergency by the government to control the spread of the virus.
President of Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) Gambia Chapter, Abdoulie Nyockeh recently handed one 100 copies of the 2nd edition of Gambia Revenue Authority’s Naamo Magazine to the Authority’s Commissioner General.
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.
Deputies at the National Assembly have rejected a motion for the extension period of the state of public emergency to another 45 days.