Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has urged Ghanaians to seek the face of God in these trying times as the nation battles with the spread of the deadly COVID-19.
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He cited the Qur’an to buttress his call for combining spiritual and physical measures to address the deadly pandemic.
Dr. Bawumia spoke on Friday, March 20, 2020 at a Breakfast Prayer Meeting attended by the leadership of Muslims in Ghana including the Chief Imam, His Eminence Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu.
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“So it is to Allah that we turn in this time of adversity. There is no other but Him," Dr. Bawumia said.
Vice President Bawumia also said the decision to suspend religious activities in churches and mosques was a necessary measure to safeguard our health so that we can get back stronger and worship our maker.
He further urged the Muslim community and Ghanaians in general to strictly abide by the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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The meeting was also attended by the newly-appointed coordinator of Ghana’s coronavirus response, Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Presidential Advisor on Health, and the Minority Leader, Hon Haruna Iddrisu.
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