COVID-19 prayers: National Chief Imam declares 2-day fasting for Muslims

COVID-19 prayers: National Chief Imam declares 2-day fasting for Muslims

- National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, has declared a two-day fast for all sects of Muslims across the country

- Muslims are to observe the fasting on Wednesday, March 25 to Thursday, March 26, 2020

- The directive is in line with Islamic doctrine and the directive by President Akufo-Addo

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Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, has declared a two-day fast for all sects of Muslims across the country.

According to the directive, Muslims are to observe the fasting on Wednesday, March 25 to Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Per a statement from the office of the National Chief Imam, the directive is in line with Islamic doctrine and the directive by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

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President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, called on all Christians and Muslims to observe a national day of prayer and fasting in the wake of the coronavirus spread in the country.

In his address on the COVID-19 update, Akufo-Addo called on religious people, to as a matter of urgency, mark March 25, 2020, on their calendars and observe it as a national day of fasting and prayer.

This call came in the wake of the spread of coronavirus or COVID-19 in the country which had infected over 20 people since the first cases in the nation were recorded mid-March.

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Meanwhile, Ghana's Coronavirus cases have moved to 53.

This was confirmed on Tuesday (night), March 24, 2020, via the official Twitter handle of the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service.

In a report seen by YEN.com.gh, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

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