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Kora king Jaliba Kuyateh has given fair warning that there is no room for rebuttal in the battle against Covid-19.
Speaking to The Standard at his house, Jaliba also make known that a conspiracy theory that the authorities are putting together financial resources through the use of Covid-19 as a launch-pad may worsen national efforts in controlling the escalation of the virus.
“It’s unfortunate to hear people say this [Covid-19] is a conspiracy and that it is not real. Some people are saying it’s politics because government is using the outbreak to solicit funds. But it [Covid-19] is real and it is affecting the world,” Jaliba, who was speaking in an interview with The Standard, he make known.
As said by the kora legend, The Gambia is singly at risk of the Covid-19 escalation because, in his words, the country’s borders are porous.
“We cannot dismiss the fact that Covid-19 is a threat to The Gambia because people freely enter the country without using recognized entry points. Also, this pandemic has caused fear and panic across the world so, let us intensify the battle against it,” he added.
*The multiple award-winning kora ambassador has already released a Covid-19 message on promoting prevention measures. In it, Jaliba highlighted the weak nature of the country’s health-care system, the need for the observance of social-distancing rules and how the pandemic has overwhelmed even the most powerful nations of the world.*