Gambia have closed its air space over the fear of the spread of coronavirus.
It have been moments of decisiveness for the presidency as pressure mounts over control of the covid-19.
Made minutes ago, tonight’s verdict is perhaps president Barrow’s bravest decision following scathing criticisms accusing the government of disregard to health of the masses.
The directive rolls in less than twenty four hours after the property-seller-turned president’s move asking 55 coronavirus hit nations across the globe evacuate its citizens from the Gambia or risk being trapped.
The closure lasts for 21 days beginning midnight March 23 2020
..The Republic of the Gambia has decided to close its airspace from all flights except for medical cargo flights. This closure will also begin midnight on Monday, 23rd March 2020, for a period of 21 days.”
Gambia got hit by its first positive case of the covid-19 last Sunday after a UK-based 21-year-old woman flew into the country on board Royal Air Maroc flight.
Preliminary tests on her at the airport proved negative before she later turned herself in at the Medical Research Council after displaying symptoms of the pandemic despite self-isolating.