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“We Must Not Wait Until Deaths Starts Striking,” Says Mai Fatty over Possible Occurrence of Coronavirus In The Gambia

Mai Fatty has urged for rapid actions be taken to combat the global pandemic before deaths begin to occur in the Gambia.

Telling Barrow’s government to release the US$ 2.5m funds for stifling the epidemic, the GMC leader said there’s need for more equipment including for workers, institutions for effective screening.

Informing the leadership who yesterday were involved in politics point-scoring at the presidential villa to include “Arabic learning centers into the Covid-19 regime without delay”, the erstwhile interior minister also suggested schools to be shut until further notice.

“The Ministries of Education should integrate all schools, including Arabic learning centers into the Covid-19 regime without delay.

“Make required cleaning materials available to all schools or close schools till further NOTICE. Take no risks with the lives of our children!! Our borders are still poorly protected. Comprehensive partnership between Ministries of Health and Interior is urgent and imperative,” he said.

He adds: “The focus on fighting the virus will not deter us from enquiring into possible procurement fraud relating to purchases and spending of the $2.5million Coronavirus fund.”

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