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Gambian president declares state of emergency

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Gambian leader Adama Barrow has declared a state of emergency and introduced nationwide night curfew for 21 days as coronavirus cases keep rising.

The president in a state briefing said the borders and airspace will remain closed except for cargo, diplomats and those seeking treatment abroad
The country currently has recorded nearly 700 cases including 16 deaths.

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The vice-president and three ministers are among those infected by the virus, but the president tested negative on Monday.

Worship centers remain closed in the state and schools will only allow final year students to sit for exit examinations from 17 August.

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All markets and shopping areas will close every Sunday for cleaning and fumigation
These are the measures in place for the control of the corona virus in Gambia.

 

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