President Orders Re-Opening Of All “Lumo” Markets



A press release from the office of the President which is signed by the Gambia Government Spokesperson Ebrima G Sankareh indicates that President Adama Barrow is pleased to declare all “lumo” or weekly markets throughout the jurisdiction of the Gambia, open with immediate effect.

The release further indicates that all “lumo” market committees, traders, visitors and supervisory Area Councils, are urged to continue adhering to the ‘‘Public Health Emergency Act (Dangerous Infectious Diseases) Protection Regulations 2020,’’ including the wearing of facemasks, provision of hand washing facilities and regular cleansing of all market areas; that the 1025 Toll-Free hotline of the Ministry of Health remains open to members of the public and that “lumo” or weekly market operators and traders are encouraged to make good use of this number for relevant information on COVID-19.

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