The Government of the Gambia has announced the easing of COVID-19 restrictions with the reopening of places of worship, schools and other public gatherings.

According to a media release on Wednesday, the ban on public religious services has been lifted with effect from Friday, the 5th June, with mandatory use of nose masks.

However, the congregations in a mosque or church shall not exceed 100 people.

On a similar gesture, final year students of Junior, and Senior Secondary Schools, and university will resume by Monday 15th June.

The back to class business will be preceded by fumigation of all schools across the country.

By this announcement, the number I social gatherings such as private burial, and wedding has been increased from 10 to 100 people.

Meanwhile, social gatherings such as sporting activities, political rallies, and funeral remain prohibited.



Ahead of the reopening of places of worship, several mosques within the Greater Banjul Area have begun their preparation ahead tomorrow’s Friday prayers.

On Tuesday, The Gambia registered the latest case of the coronavirus bringing the total since march to 26.

Of the total, 21 cases have been discharged after successful treatment. One case had died, leaving 4 under treatment at the moment.

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