All gathering were declared ban, following the government’s declaration of a state of public emergency, subsequently suspending all public gatherings, including sports related activities as part of measures to stem the spread of the covid-19 in the Gambia.
The Federation commended the Gambia government for its response to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and for providing food aid assistance to Gambians during the state of public emergency.
It further urged stakeholders and the public to adhere to health advises issued by the World Health Organization, ministry of health and the health professionals to complement national efforts in the fight against the Covid-19.
Amadou Jallow, president of the Federation said they are in close consultation with stakeholders, local and international partners on the possible way forward in the implementation of 2020 plan activities, amid the COVID-19 global crisis.
“We are discussing with the World Chess governing body ‘FIDE’ about the current situation to define a proper and suitable approach on the way forward. We call on all stakeholders to comply with the WHO, Government and Fide endorsed guidelines of social distancing amid efforts combating the global pandemic.”