Muslims in the Western Region have been directed to hold on to prayers for today, Friday June 5, 2020.
According to the Western Regional Chief Imam Sheik Uztaz Elias Alhassan, the directive is to give more time to various mosques to meet the safety and hygiene protocols with respect to the Covid 19.
He’s therefore directed for the Friday prayers to be held at homes for the next four weeks at least.
Spokesperson for the Regional Chief Imam, Osam Alhassan speaking to Empire News said they realised most of the mosques cannot meet the safety protocols after meeting officials of Ghana Health Service (GHS).
Ghana’s Covid 19 count stands at 8,885, with 3,189 recoveries and 38 deaths.
Accra remains the region with the highest number of infections with over 6000 cases while Ahafo region is yet to record a case.
W/R: Muslims’ Friday prayers canceled over COVID-19
By Starrfmonline -June 5, 2020
Moslems in the Western Region have been directed to halt any preparation for prayers today, Friday, June 5, 2020.
The directive, according to the Western Region Chief Imam, Sheik Uztaz Elias Alhassan is to allow various mosques to prepare well to meet the safety and hygiene protocols
He, therefore, stated that Friday prayer be held at homes for the next four weeks
The spokesperson for the Regional Chief Imam, Osam Alhassan speaking to Empire News’ Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan said after meeting officials of Ghana Health Service, they realised most of the mosques cannot meet the safety protocols.
Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded 337 more cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours as the country’s total case count stands at 8, 885.
Recoveries have also increased marginally to 3,189 while the death toll still stands at 38.
The current active cases stand at 5,658.
Accra still has the highest number of infections with over 6000 cases now while the Ashanti region is in a distant second spot with almost 1500 cases.
The Ahafo region still remains the only region out of the 16 regions in Ghana yet to record a case of COVID-19 so far.
Breakdown of Cases per Region
Greater Accra Region – 6,102
Ashanti Region – 1,452
Western Region – 456
Central Region – 445
Eastern Region – 134
Volta Region – 86
Western North Region – 73
Upper East Region – 42
Northern Region – 37
Oti Region – 26
Upper West Region – 22
Bono East Region – 6
North East Region – 2
Savannah Region – 1
Bono Region – 1