COVID-19: Muslims’ Friday prayers in W/R canceled


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The Western Region Chief Imam, Sheik Uztaz Elias Alhassan Western Region has directed to halt any preparation for Moslems prayers today, Friday, June 5, 2020.

The directive, according to the Chief Imam 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.

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.

Count of Cases per RegionGreater 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

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