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Dr Bittaye
71 contacts of newly confirmed cases traced
Apr 21, 2020, 12:11 PM

The acting director of Health Services Dr. Mustapha Bittaye yesterday told journalists at a press briefing that they have traced 71 contacts of newly confirmed cases.

Lamin and Ahmed
Traders call on gov’t to engage landlords in reducing shop rentals amid covid-19
Apr 21, 2020, 12:10 PM

As the coronavirus pandemic affects all sectors including the trade industry, a number of shops and storekeepers along the Westfield-Bambo Highway have called on authorities to negotiate with landlords to trim down shop rentals.

Amadou Hott
Senegal unveils 200bn CFA to support private sector
Apr 21, 2020, 12:09 PM

The Minister of Economy, Planning and cooperation, Amadou Hott, reiterated the commitment of the state of Senegal to unlock an envelope of 200 billion CFA francs as a “quick cash” to “support” companies in difficulties in the face of the coronavirus.

VP Touray
VP calls on partners to join gov’t fight covid-19, food insecurity
Apr 21, 2020, 12:07 PM

Dr. Isatou Touray, vice president of The Gambia has called on all development partners to support the government technically and financially to accelerate the development of the national response strategy that aims to fight covid-19 and food insecurity.

Amendments
Amendments to emergency regulations disallow social distancing
Apr 21, 2020, 12:06 PM

The new amendments to State of Public Emergency Regulations issued on 16 April 2020 ‘to ease the burden on citizens as well as accommodate all stakeholders is overriding social distancing, one of the key guidelines to avoid the spread and contracting of covid-19.

John Coker
Gambian police officer dies of covid-19 in U.K.
Apr 21, 2020, 12:05 PM

A serving London detective from the British Transport Police has tragically died following symptoms of coronavirus.

High Commissioner Taal presents Letters of Credence to Heads of States
Apr 21, 2020, 12:04 PM

The High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to the Federal Republic of Nigeria who is also accredited to 12 other countries and the Ecowas Commission, His Excellency Amadou S.O. Taal, recently presented his letters of credence to the Heads of State of Ghana, Angola and Chad.

Mustapha Bittaye
Gambia registers 1 new case of covid-19
Apr 20, 2020, 1:04 PM

The Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed one new positive case of covid-19, bringing the total number to 10.

Tangara and Pro Ma
Foreign Ministry deplores reported abuse of Africans in China
Apr 20, 2020, 12:56 PM

Banjul, 16th April 2020: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad is deeply concerned by reports it has received on the maltreatment of Africans, including Gambian nationals in Guangzhou, Guangdong Region, in China. According to the reports, Gambians and other African nationals have been subjected to forceful eviction, quarantine and multiple compulsory tests for the coronavirus by local authorities.

Mai Fatty
Mai urges pursuant of best foreign policy interest
Apr 20, 2020, 12:53 PM

Former Interior minister and President Adama Barrow’s adviser, Mai Ahmed Fatty, has argued that The Gambia must continue to pursue a foreign policy that “best serves and protects our national interests.”

Mamburreh Njie
‘Gov’t spends over D143m in fight against covid-19’
Apr 20, 2020, 12:50 PM

Mambureh Njie, the minister of Finance and Economic Affairs has said that as of April 16, The Gambia government has spent D143.3 million on hotel, food and other logistics for quarantine patients and purchased various medical consumables.

Ambassador Sene
President Sall’s decision to be strongly fulfilled
Apr 20, 2020, 12:47 PM

Senegalese ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia, Hon. Bassirou Sene, says that President Macky Sall’s declaration to assist the Diaspora will be strongly fulfilled and therefore urged Senegalese residing in The Gambia to stay calm.

Rohey Malick Lowe
BCC mayoress calls on Barrow’s gov’t to subvent councils
Apr 20, 2020, 12:41 PM

Rohey Malick Lawe, the mayoress of Banjul City Council (BCC) has called on the President Adama Barrow- led government to give subventions to the councils as clearly indicated in the Local Government Act.

Ebrima
AMENDMENTS TO THE EMERGENCY POWERS REGULATIONS
Apr 20, 2020, 12:38 PM

Following serious consultations and thorough evaluations of the impact of the Emergency Powers Regulations on the life and livelihood of citizens and its overall effects on businesses especially, those deemed nonessential, The Gambia Government has amended sections of the Regulations to ease the burden on citizens as well as accommodate all stakeholders.

Saikou Ceesay
2 Gambians die of covid-19 in U.S.
Apr 17, 2020, 2:15 PM

Two adult female Gambians who were living in the United States are reported dead of covid-19 on Tuesday.

Modou Lamin Ceesay
4 escaped prisoners rearrested
Apr 17, 2020, 2:12 PM

Personnel of the Anti Crime Unit (ACU) of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) have rearrested four prisoners who recently escaped from the Jeshwang Prison; The Point has been reliably informed.

DLEAG
DLEAG dismisses officer arrested with 4 suspected bags of cannabis
Apr 17, 2020, 2:09 PM

Sergeant Lamin Sima, an officer of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) who was recently arrested by personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) with four suspected bags of cannabis at Penyem village, West Coast Region, has been dismissed from the agency, The Point has been reliably informed.

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