Apr 8, 2020, 2:42 PM
The Senegalese minister of Health, Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr yesterday announced four positive new cases of covid-19, bringing the total number to 226.
Assistant Secretary General Momodou Lamin Susso said the “monster virus” constitutes a health hazard and poses threat to food security.
“We call on our members and the entire Gambian people to remain vigilant in keeping the WHO and the government preventive guidelines and the state of public emergency order.”
Mr. Susso said like many other countries, Gambia will also be balanced by the monster virus that has threatened mankind all over the world.
“Covid-19 does not only constitute a health hazard but brings about destruction, death and mystery in the world. We are fully aware that there will be a down in the economic order which will bring about hardship. We hope that our government has not lose sight of the adverse social and economic effects the control measures will have on the workers and their families.”
He said they now look forward to the government taking adequate measures to win the war against the covid-19 and at the same time, address the hardship that workers are enduring.
Gambia Teachers Union (GTU) said government must take appropriate response to covid-19 in the education sector which will consider the rights and best interest of students, teachers and education support personnel.
President of Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA) has applauded Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) for its holistic approach towards the fight against covid-19 pandemic.
P-ARI Foundation, a self-funded intervention founded in 1976 with its primary intervention in Africa has supported Jeshwang prison with 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of 10kg of sugar and four hand washing buckets.
Kebba Masaneh Ceesay, chairman of Gambia Trade Union Bureau (GamTUB) has called for support to be given to the World Health Organisation (WHO) to tackle the emergence of the vicious monster coronavirus.
As Muslims commenced fasting in this year’s Holy month of Ramadan, AGA Global Ambassadors UK/Gambia, over the weekend supported five Gambian families with one hundred and fifty pounds sterling.