COVID-19: Gambia shuts down schools for three weeks

by Akeem Alao

The Gambian President, Adama Barrow, has issued directives to prevent the spread the coronavirus.

Disclosing this on Tuesday March 17th, 2020, the President stated that all schools including universities would close for three weeks.

“All schools, including universities, madrassas and daras or majlis will be closed from Wednesday, 18th March 2020 for 21 days,” he said.

He added that all other public gatherings in whatever form, including lumos (open markets) and Gamos are immediately suspended for three weeks.

“The suspension period will be subject to review as we get updates from the experts,” he added.

As another preventive measure, all travellers from hotspot countries will be isolated for fourteen (14) days upon arrival in The Gambia.

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