Transport Union urges commercial drivers to be more vigilant

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Gambia Transport Union officials are busy on sensitizing members of the country’s public transport sector on precautionary measures against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister of Health and social welfare on Tuesday announced the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in the country which was detected on a female Gambian who recently arrived in the country from the United Kingdom.

Many countries, including The Gambia are devising measures to contain the disease which have now claimed thousands of lives and affection several other thousands in different countries around the world.

Speaking on Eyeafrica TV’s Good Morning Africa program on Thursday, President of Gambia Transport Union, Omar Ceesay said the country’s transport sector has begun to feel the impact of COVID-19 considering the closure of schools and many people now starting to stay indoors.

He said the health and welfare of the people is more important, saying there should be solidarity in such a critical situation.

Mr Ceesay also urged drivers to be cautious in their dealings with passengers by advising them to wash their hands before boarding any vehicle.

Transportation contributes significantly to the socio-economic development of the any country and with the impact of COVID-19, the movement of goods and services may be affected to the detriment of the people.

Written by Amadou Kanteh

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