All mosques across Ghana are being disinfected in anticipation of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by President Nana Akufo-Addo, which includes a ban on social gatherings.
The exercise, which was started from the Abbosey Okai Central Mosque, is in response to a plea by the National Chief Imam, Sheik Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu to the government during the recent virtual Eid al-Fitr celebration.
The spokesperson for the Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, stated the readiness of the Muslim community to prevent further spread of the deadly virus if restrictions were lifted by government.
“If, in the evaluation of the government, the government comes to a conclusion that time is right for the restriction to be eased, what is left to us to do is to look at the preventive measures and adhere to them”, he said.
Sheikh Shaibu commended Zoomlion for taking the lead in disinfection of Mosques and pleaded with the government to partner the waste giants to deliver before the restrictions are lifted.
He disclosed further that he wish the government will extend the disinfection exercise to churches nationwide since Coronavirus does not discriminate against Religious bodies.
He added: “One of them is the disinfection which is taking place. Another one is making sure that at the entrance of our worship places, we make sure that there is disinfectant – sanitisers or the Veronica buckets where every person will be examined or wash his hands before and then the temperature gun; we’ll also have some volunteer who will be placed there to ensure that we’re checking the temperature”.
“We’ll also want to make sure that our ablution bay is well disinfected and arrangements are such that no two persons will use the same water can for ablution. We have a tap where once any person finishes, there’s a way to disinfect the tap so that the next person can also use it.”
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