Coronavirus: Chief Imam urges Muslims to pray in their homes

Coronavirus: Chief Imam urges Muslims to pray in their homes

- Chief Imam of Ghana has instructed all Muslims to pray in their homes

- This comes as leaders advise precautions for avoiding contact with the coronavirus

- Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo has also banned all social and public gatherings in the country following the wide spread of the Covid-19 virus in the world

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Following the directive by President Nana Akufo-Addo that all social and public gatherings have been banned for the next four weeks, the National Chief Imam Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu has also added his voice by suspending all public Islamic religious activities.

The revered Chief Imam also urged the Muslim community to adhere to all directives from the government, in order to help in controlling the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Chief Imam made the call at a media briefing in Accra.

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He also called on all Muslim clerics at the various mosques across the country to fix hand sanitisers at the entrances for members and ensure they use it before and after prayers.

He also urged political parties and politicians not to politicise the situation.

The Chief Imam further urged Ghana’s health sector to ensure that most centres allocated for the treatment of Covid-19 cases were well equipped with the necessary logistics to enhance the fight.

He called for the collaboration of all Ghanaians and advised the people to adhere to the precautionary measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

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