The Government of The Gambia (GoTG) has eased the Curfew, Market Restrictions and Public Health Regulations as the rapid increase in COVID19 infections have stabilized to +/- 15 to 30 new cases a day.
This is as relief to most businesses in the country as the restrictions have caused a decrease in sales/revenue, and shows the country is prepared and on track to open the Tourist season for 2020-2021 in October 2020.
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Read official statement hereunder:
Office Of The Gambia Government Spokesperson
Press Release Dated: 17th September, 2020
RE: President Adama Barrow Relaxes Nightly Curfew and Market Restrictions, Public Health Regulations Remain In Force
At the expiration of the State of Public Emergency by midnight tonight, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, has decided to relax the night curfew throughout The Gambia.
Equally, all markets throughout The Gambia, regardless of the category of goods they sell, shall now open from 6:00am to 6:00pm daily to allow for normal cleansing. Boutiques, food and non-essential vendors and supermarkets shall now resume their normal business hours.
However, the Public Health (DANGEROUS INFECTIOUS DISEASES) PROTECTION REGULATIONS, 2020 remain effective and all non-essential PUBLIC PLACES remain temporarily closed.
In this Order, Non-Essential Public Places include —
(a) Bars and pubs;
(b) Sit-in restaurants;
(c) Cinemas and video clubs;
(e) Night clubs and music lounges;
(f) Group events at beaches;
(g) Casinos and gaming parlours; and
(h) Sporting fields.
Similarly, the Prohibition of public gatherings is still in effect and the following are prohibited:—
(a) Public gatherings for events such as naming ceremonies, weddings and other social events; and (b) Children roaming the streets unaccompanied by an adult.
Violation of this Order
A person who violates this Order commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of one thousand Dalasis.
All other Regulations on the compulsory wearing of facemasks, closure of air, sea and land borders of The Gambia and penalties for spreading false information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic also remain in place.
Credit: The Gambia Government Spokesperson