COVID-19: Open mosques in last 10 days of Ramadan - Muslims appeal to gov't

COVID-19: Open mosques in last 10 days of Ramadan - Muslims appeal to gov't

- Some Muslims are calling on the government to consider opening up the mosques during the last 10 days of Ramadan

- According to them, they would like to congregate for prayers

- They stated that the last 10 days of the fasting month was very crucial and significant in the Muslim tradition

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Some Muslims are calling on the government to consider opening up the mosques during the last 10 days of Ramadan so that they can congregate for prayers.

They stated that the last 10 days of the fasting month was very crucial and significant in the Muslim tradition hence, cannot be cancelled.

Their plea comes after President Nana Akufo-Addo reiterated the continuation of the ban on all public gatherings including funerals, festivals, mosque gatherings and church activities, as part of measures to stop the spread of novel coronavirus across in the country.

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According to a report filed by Joy News' Latif Abubakar, the Muslims said they will not be discouraged to observe the 2020 Ramadan even as they stay in their various homes.

They revealed that congregational prayers would be held on Facebook.

“Our leaders have told us that they will hold the congregational prayers on Facebook and if you cannot access the internet then read the Holy Quran,” one said.

However, they agreed that with the mosques shut and no congregational prayers, key components of this year’s Ramadan will to some degree, be disrupted.

“We [Muslims] all come together and pray to Allah as one people in the mosque but now because of the disease, we just have to be at home with our family to say the Tarawih prayer in our rooms.”

They were, however, hopeful that by the end of Ramadan, Allah will cleanse the world of the infectious Covid-19 and save His people.

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Meanwhile, Ghana's total confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths & recoveries have all increased at the same time in a recent provided by the Ghana Health Service on April 24, 2020.

According to the official website of the Ghana Health Service, the Disease Surveillance Department confirms that the total number of cases is now 1,279 with the total number of deaths and recoveries rising to 10 and 134 respectively.

This suggests that 125 new cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded with 1 new death and 14 new recoveries.

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