Breaking: Gambia government suspends overseas travel for officials
In a bid to minimise the risks of the spread of Coronavirus into the country, the government of The Gambia has suspended all overseas travel by public officials according to a press release from State House.
Below we reproduce the press statement as obtained by this medium:
All Overseas Travels by Public Officials Immediately Suspended
As part of the efforts to curb risks of spreading the Coronavirus, the Office of the Secretary General has sent out a circular informing all Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Clerk of the National Assembly, Heads and Directors of Government Departments and Agencies, Managing Directors and Director Generals of Public Enterprises and Public Institutions, that all overseas travels by public officials are suspended with immediate effect, including those already issued with travel clearances.
The decision to suspend all overseas travels is due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) throughout the globe. The relevant government authorities are actively monitoring this global health menace and will advise Office of the President accordingly to review the suspension at the appropriate time.