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Gambians Should Stop Politicizing the Pandemic, Pleads Sinchu Alagi Jola Kunda Youth

The level at which some people tend to disregard the existence of the Coronavirus by linking it to  a mere politics being played by the government has left a group of teenagers in Sinchu Alagi in a worry state.

In Jola Kunda, an area within the West Coast Region’s settlement, the youth, predominantly girls, have started a campaign to raise the awareness of the community on the preventive rules of the pandemic through drama presentation.

It came on the heels of the recent increase in the number of the infected persons in the country. The Gambia has now recorded the total of 12 cases including one on Thursday.

Sinchu Alagi Youths

Experts have anticipated heavy rise in numbers in coming days and months despite the government introducing the stay home policy.

According to one of the actors, who conceived the idea, Adama Sanyang, despite their young age, they’ve a duty to partake in the fight against the disease which already killed one person.

She said through the drama, they hope to disabuse the mindset of people who often downplay the reality of the pandemic by politicizing it.

Adama Sanyang

Watch the seven minutes drama and short interviews they had with The Chronicle below.

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