By Ousman A Marong
The Government of The Gambia would today midnight, imposed a 21 days nationwide curfew amid surging COVID-19 Pandemic in the country.
This revelation was made by the Government Spokesman, Mr Ebrima G Sankareh, during an interview with the national broadcaster GRTS on Today Gambia Programme.
When asked whether the government of the Gambia is planning to impose a curfew throughout the country, he answered in the affirmative.
“That is absolutely accurate. This is a developing story and we are now working out on the details. What I can tell you for now is that begining today at midnight there will be a curfew in place lasting for 21-days between the hours of 10 pm – 5 am daily,” said Ebrima G Sankareh, Government Spokesperson.
Mr Sankareh said the curfew would start tonight at midnight, but it would be shifted to 10 pm tomorrow for the next 21 days, adding that violators would pay a penalty of D5000.
“Beginning midnight today, there will be no religious gatherings whether they are “Gamos” or religious rights etc. there will be no prayers in the mosques. All houses of faiths shall remain close. There will be new regulations at the airport. Our airspace and borders will all remain close,” he concluded.