Mosques to remain closed amidst COVID-19 fears – Chief Imam’s office

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The Office of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Nuhu Sharabutu has announced that mosques in the country shall remain closed despite the billed Eid’ul Adha celebrations tomorrow.

A spokesperson for the Chief Imam, Sheikh Shaibu Aremayaw who spoke in an interview with Okay FM monitored by MyNewsGh.comon Thursday morning said prayers would be observed at home while the National Chief Imam hosts a Virtual Prayer Session at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to be telecast across the country.

He said the directive is to ensure that COVID-19 protocols are adhered to in conformity with the directives by the President; he said though the restrictions have been relaxed, it would not take effect until August 1, which falls outside the date of the celebration.

Sheikh Aremeyaw who wished all Ghanaians a happy Eid’ul Adha on behalf of the National Chief Imam said all Ghanaians must be truthful in all the areas of their endeavors; he also advised parents to take stock of their families and reflect on how to better raise their children.

Meanwhile, President Nana Akufo-Addo in his 14th national situational update on the measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 reviewed some restrictions on religious gatherings and allowed for more people to congregate to worship in churches and mosques for 2 hours, after consultations with religious leaders.

But Sheikh Shaibu Aremeyaw advised the Muslim community to tarry in their bid to go back to worship inside the mosques during the Eid’ul Adha prayers since the day falls out of the approved date announced by the President for his new directive to take effect.


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