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Gambia Extends State of Public Emergency to 21 Days Again

The State of Public Emergency has been declared across the country for 21 days again, according to the statement from the office of the government’s spokesperson Ebrima G Sankareh on Wednesday.

He said the president has invoked his powers as per section 34(6) of the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia to declare the continuation of the state of public emergency.

“The further declaration shall last for 21 days pursuant to section 34 (2) with effect from today 10th June 2020.

Government’s spokesperson, Ebrima G. Sankareh
     Government’s spokesperson, Ebrima G. Sankareh

“Therefore, all the emergency regulations issued under the emergency powers act shall continue to apply during the period of the state of public emergency,” he said.

The extension followed the previous declarations of 45 and 21 days respectively to contain the Coronavirus.

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