The Government of The Gambia has announced it’s intention to suspend the issuance of new police permits for all parties, music festivals, political events and ‘all forms’ of social gatherings in three weeks to come.
The announcement was made in press release signed by Ebrima Sankareh, the spokesperson of Athe government of The Gambia. According to Mr. Sankaraeh, “the worrisome trajectory of a new wave of the COVID19 pandemic in the country” is the reason for the government of Adama Barrow’s suspension of issuing new permits for parties, music festivals, political events and ‘all forms’ of social gatherings.
Meanwhile, the spread of the COVID19 pandemic through “parties, music festivals, political events and ‘all forms’ of social gatherings” has yet another 19 days to survive as the Gambia Government’s announced restriction on new police permits will only be effective 8th March, 2021.
To justify such a span between the announcement of the restriction and its enforcement, the spokesperson of the Gambia government says it is the space required to let the government finalize the details afferent to the enforcement of the measure. “Conscious of the difficulties associated with the COVID19 restrictions and the time required to prepare for any unforeseen circumstances, The Gambia Government will in due course, outline a more detailed statement governing the upcoming restrictions and their regulations“.
The spokesperson of President Barrow’s government has also sait that “the Ministry of Health urges members of the public to adhere to the basic COVID19 protocols of proper wearing ot face masks, social distancing, regular hand washing and limited gatherings“.