President of The Gambia Adama Barrow has declared a state of public emergency throughout the country, starting from Friday and for 21 days, to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“All non-essential food outlets in all markets and enclosed shopping areas shall be closed. All non-essential public places such as bars, cafeterias, cinemas, video clubs, gymnasiums, museums, nigh clubs, public swimming pools, event halls, casinos, gaming parlous, and sporting venues shall be closed,” said the president.
Public worship places will also be closed, social activities restricted, and the public transports are only allowed to carry half of their required number of passengers.
The Gambia has so far confirmed three cases of COVID-19, with one death. Enditem