President Adama Barrow of Gambia has declared a state of emergency over the rising cases of COVID-19.
He also imposed a 21-day curfew.
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The president said the borders and airspace will remain closed except for cargo, diplomats, and those seeking treatment abroad.
The country has recorded nearly 700 cases including 16 deaths. The vice-president and three ministers are among those infected by the virus, but the president tested negative on Monday.
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Worship places remain closed in the country and schools will only allow final year students to sit for exit examinations from 17 August.
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All markets and shopping areas will close every Sunday for cleaning and fumigation.