President of Gambia, Adama Barrow has declared a state of emergency and a nationwide night-time curfew for 21 days as COVID-19 cases rise in the country. Barrow said The Gambia’s borders and airspace would remain shut except for cargo, diplomats and those seeking treatment abroad.
He said the rising number of COVID-19 cases were worrisome, and so the country will need to actively work towards controlling the spread of the virus.The country has recorded nearly 700 cases and 16 deaths. The vice-president and three ministers are among those infected by the virus, while the president tested negative on Monday.
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