President Adama Barrow has opted to renew the ongoing state of emergency.
The news, announced minutes ago, reels in on the back of the surging cases of the pandemic of recent.
Gambia’s positive cases have spiraled to over sixty.
Opinion have been divided over Barrow’s decision to continue extending the Sopes spanning from March this year with borders still not fully operational.
“In exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 34(6) of the 1997 Constitution, His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia has declared a State of Public Emergency in the whole country. The declaration shall last for a period of seven days, pursuant to section 34(2) with effect from 8th July 2020.
“The public is reminded that the COVID -19 Emergency Regulations issued under the Emergency Powers Act shall continue to apply during the period of the State of Public Emergency.
“Furthermore, the public is advised to take all precautionary measures to protect themselves and curb the spread of COVID-19, while the experts continue to monitor and assess the situation,” a dispatch from the presidency this evening read.
This dispatch follows the death of a 50-year-old nurse from Edward Francis hospital, a diabetic patient