BANJUL, Gambia 

Gambia’s National Assembly said Wednesday that it is suspending sessions until further notice, barely a day after news of the country’s first case of the novel coronavirus was disclosed. 

Health Minister Ahmadou Lamin Samateh announced Tuesday that officials had confirmed the virus in a 20-year-old woman who arrived Sunday from the U.K. Authorities are currently tracing all people onboard her flight.

“The National Assembly’s public hearings cannot take place in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic,” said Speaker Mariam Jack Denton.

Meanwhile, the country’s commission investigating human rights violations of former leader Yahya Jammeh has suspended its

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