Jan 12, 2021, 3:38 PM
At least three hundred and fifty students in different areas of academic disciplinelast Thursdaygraduated at The Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute (GTHI) after successfully completing their courses.
He made these remarks last Friday at his office in Latrikunda Sabiji. He lamented that asthma patients are among the most hard-hit by the Covid-19 regulations, which among other things, require that people wear face masks. He said this affects asthma patients, especially those with the severe strain of the disease.
Asthma is a lung disease characterised by breathing difficulties, and he explained that some people with asthma may experience discomfort or have trouble breathing while wearing a face mask.
“People with very severe disease and have frequent exacerbations, hospitalisations, require a lot of medications and frequent symptoms, and wearing a face mask might cause more issues for them”, he also said.
He advised asthmatics not to use masks that are made of fabric or masks that makes it hard for them to breathe. He also advised those unable to wear a mask because of severe asthma or breathing distress, to protect themselves from COVID-19 in other ways such as staying home as much as possible, asking others to run errands or shop for them, keep a physical distance of about six feet from others when in public, avoid crowds as much as possible as well as avoid unnecessary travels.
Wai disclosed that AAFWA plans to mobilize asthma and allergy patients in The Gambia to join the rest of the World in observing World Asthma Day in May, a key component being to help members live through the challenge of Covid-19.
Running its first ever established Islamic School in the Gambia called Daru Thaqwa for the community of New Yundum, Orphan Care Foundation (OCF), a UK based charitable organisation on Wednesday 7th April, 2021 held a virtual training of members of the school executive on safeguarding.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday cautioned that the ambition for Eco regional currency could be in ‘serious jeopardy,’ unless member states complied with agreed processes of reaching the collective goal.
Head of Corporate and Public Affairs at The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) has called on countries in the sub-region to eliminate all forms of technical barriers that impede free flow of businesses and services in the region.