Police said late Thursday they will continue to firmly enforce all the provisions of the Emergency Powers Regulations in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

President Adama Barrow on Tuesday declared a 21-day state of emergency across the country.

Police have said they will ensure the regulations that accompany the proclamation are respected.

Police said: “Following the extension of the State Of Public Emergency by His Excellency President Adama Barrow to a further 21 days period, The Office Of The Inspector General Of Police wishes to remind the public that it will continue to firmly enforce all the provisions of the Emergency Powers Regulations.

“It could be recalled that the Emergency Powers Regulations came into effect as measures to prevent, control and protect the country from the Covid-19 virus after The World Health Organization declared it a global pandemic.

“In this regard, the public is strictly advised to comply with the social distancing regulations and desist from all forms of social gatherings and religious congregations that violate the Emergency Regulations and potentially endanger the lives of citizens.

“The public is further informed that enforcement operations are currently ongoing and will be further strengthened in accordance with the law.

“Therefore, The Office of The Inspector General urges all to comply and cooperate fully with law enforcement officers, so together we can defeat the Covid-19 pandemic.”