55 countries across the globe massive hit by the rampaging coronavirus have been given 48 hours to evacuate its citizens from the Gambia.
This comes on the heels of cabinet ministerial meeting with the president over arrangement laid out for countries worst affected by the pandemic to jet out its citizens in bid to avoid being trapped in Banjul.
Announced via the presidency’s social media page, the move political pundits believe, is the bravest action by the Barrow leadership following its banning of flights coming from 13 European countries plagued by the epidemic yesterday declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
Flights have been landing at the Banjul international airport since the revelation of the soon-to-be-imposed government embargo.
The dispatch says Gambians coming from hot-spot countries will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantining in desperate efforts to contain the virus.
The Barrow government yesterday revealed plans to inject a whopping D500m Gambian dalasis to combat the menace.
Apprehension hovers this minute as the West African nation of no more than two million edges closer to lock down.
Public institutions have been ordered closed including schools with lessons to be given possibly via radio as alternative.
Gambia contacted its first positive case of covid-19 last Sunday after a UK-based 21-year-old Gambian lodged complaint to the MRC fearing displaying symptoms of the virus.