Erstwhile Interior minister Mai Ahmed Fatty has revealed his backing for former boss Barrow’s measures to combat coronavirus.
Barrow announced a seven-day state of public emergency. Mosques or churches, bars, swimming pool and cafeteria, among others, were ordered shut during these times.
Gambia has three confirmed cases of the coronavirus that started in China.
However, there are fears of a possible fourth case via person-to person infection emerging with a couple of suspected carriers of the virus in self-isolation at the Golden Beach – a hotel turned makeshift camp.
And in the wake of measures taken by Barrow yesterday, details of which involved imposing passenger limit on vehicles, Mai Fatty has voiced support for Barrow on these initiatives.
“This is not the time to play partisan politics. We are at war against a ferocious, invisible enemy. This is a time to be counted. The Gambia needs all her sons and daughters to save our Republic. I support fully the measures introduced by the President. Let us all observe the public health advisory and respect the State of Emergency conditions. It may appear tough and challenging times, but together we are tougher than COVID-19. We shall overcome,” Mai, a barrister by profession, said hours ago.