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Gambian Police Descend on Markets, Public Places to Enforce Social Distancing

Gambia’s police department have taken a major step towards enforcing social distancing over the coronavirus.

Gambia experienced its first case March this year but figures of positive cases have risen to twenty-three this minute.

Majority of the cases have been imported with local transmission only beginning to occur recently, health officials say.

Government have come on the receiving of derides with some still doubting existence of the disease on the basis of the security’s relaxed attitude towards implementation of social distancing.

However, today, the country’s police department revealed they have launched an operation to ensure space is created amongst people at public gatherings.

Photo: Police released pictures appearing to support they’re enforcing social distancing

“….please consider the following.

“1.Àvoid crowding at markets, car parks, Attaya vous, Junctions, football fields, beaches and all non-essential public places.

“2. Observe physical distancing and follow professional health guidelines for personal hygiene.

“3. Call 1025 to report individuals who illegally entered into the country.

“4. Cooperate and comply with the emergency powers regulations and support law enforcement in preventing the spread of Covid19 in the Gambia.

“NB: A person who breaches a provision of the regulations on closures and restrictions of non-essential public places, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of ten thousand dalasis,” a statement from the police read hours ago.

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