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General News of Monday, 25 May 2020


Coronavirus: Black Stars Square totally empty on Eid-ul-Fitr celebration

Ghana's Independence Square Ghana's Independence Square

The Independence Square in Accra, where the National Chief Imam, His Eminence Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has over the years led Muslims to offer Eid prayers was empty today, even though the 2020 Eid-ul-Fitr celebration was observed.

The unusual scene at the Black Star Square was largely due to the presence of the Covid-19 pandemic, a contagion for which gathering is a health risk.

And the absence of congregation prayer to mark the celebration was in line with the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s directives banning all social gathering as a containment measure to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Today, a virtual Eid-ul-Fitr celebration instead was observed from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation studios, where the National Chief Imam was joined by the President and the Vice President to celebrate it with Ghanaians.

Photo by Kofi Brobbey.