Saturday, April 4, 2020

When Will Government Declare A State Of Emergency Due To Covid 19?

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QUESTION OF THE DAY

As reports are received of the leaving of passengers who were kept in a hotel for observation after they disembarked in The Gambia on their way to Senegal the question of the legality of detention and the banning of gatherings without a declaration a state of emergency comes to the fore. The Attorney general needs to issue a Press statement to explain the legality of the emergency measures to address COVID 19 which are encroaching on certain fundamental rights and freedoms with a degree of complicity with Parliament and the general public due to the seriousness of the Pandemic. Notwithstanding, legality should not be compromised before the altar of a Pandemic.

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