Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged Muslims across the country to wash their hands with soap under running water before ablution in the midst of the outbreak of COVID-19.
Dr Bawumia made the call during a Muslim Breakfast Meeting at the Jubilee House in Accra on Friday, March 20, 2020.
The meeting was to pray for the country against the spread of COVID-19.
Ghana has so far recorded 11 cases of the deadly virus.
The government, in order to prevent further spread of the disease, has placed a ban on all social gatherings.
Dr Bawumia reiterated the essence of hand-washing with soap under running water.
He said: “It is important for all Muslims to thoroughly wash our hands with soap under running water, to make sure our hands are clean before we start ablution. As the government continues to take bold steps to curb the spread and citizens are encouraged strictly to observe these measures to protect us from contracting and further spreading the virus, Isha Allah, I’ll urge our eminent Imams to continue to pray for our dear nation Ghana and the world.”