Mar 26, 2021, 11:28 AM
The president of the General Transport Union of The Gambia (GTU), Omar Ceesay, during a press conference on Thursday accused The Gambia Police Force (GPF), over the frequent road accidents in the country.
To enter Senegal this time, a Covid-19 screening test is currently compulsory and free at the airport. "A measure that may change at any time," said a source familiar with the matter. A passenger with a negative test performed less than 7 days before flying will not be screened. Each passenger will have to fill out a form to retrace their route.
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recommended opening between member states by July 15 at the latest. But the European Union is only reopening its borders to 15 countries immediately. In Africa, four are on the list: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Rwanda. Senegal is therefore not mentioned, for the moment in any case.
For the time being, the only international flights operating to and from Senegal are so-called “one-way” flights, for Senegalese nationals stranded outside, or foreign citizens stranded in the country.
Meanwhile, the Senegalese Ministry of Health Senegal yesterday reported 45 new positive cases of covid-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 8,243 cases; 5,580 recovered with 150 deaths and 2, 512 under treatment.
Sheriff Kijera, the chairman of the Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violation has strongly condemned the comments made by Sheikh Omar Faye, the country’s minister of Defence and called for his immediate resignation.
Momodou Jallow, the director general of the Public Utilities and Regulatory Authority (PURA), on Thursday disclosed to the Public Enterprise Committee (PEC) of the National Assembly that they had problems with printing of their activity report and financial statement for the year ended 31 December 2019.