Police said on Tuesday security task forces will be be conducting ‘constant’ patrol to ensure people are wearing face masks, in line with the mandatory requirement for people to wear face masks.

Police said in a statement: “With the number of new Covid-19 cases increasing in the Gambia daily, the Gambia government has passed a regulation with effect from Friday 25th July 2020 making the wearing of facemask mandatory as a preventative measure against the further spread of the Corona virus in the country.

“To this effect, the Office of the Inspector General of Police wishes to inform the General Public that it has started enforcing the wearing of facemask in all public places.

“The public is further informed that the Covid-19 security task forces all over the country will be conducting constant patrol and monitoring to ensure compliance with the mandatory facemask wearing regulations.

“In this regard, the public is hereby urged to cooperate and support the security in preventing and controlling the spread of the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Gambia.”