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Ugandans Observe Another COVID-19 Pandemic Ramadan

By Agnes Kiconco

KIU, Main Campus - This Tuesday, Muslims in Uganda have joined the rest of the world to observe yet another pandemic Ramadan Kareem where Muslims will be praying, fasting, and reflecting as a community.

Nevertheless, this year's Ramadan holds a little hope as vaccines are now being administered in various health facilities in the country and COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed.

On the other hand, Kawempe North MP, Abdulatiff Sebagaala Sengendo, said that Government should relax curfew to allow Muslims observe the Ramadan period that will run from April 13th to May 12th. 

"Muslims will move for prayers, congregations and break their fast and they should not be limited by curfew time of 9:00pm," said MP Sengendo.

The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Mario Obiga Kania, on Thursday said there is no need to lift curfew during the time Muslims observe the Ramadan period.

Therefore, Muslims have been advised to conduct night prayers from home so as to observe the night-time curfews and continue to observe the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to cut the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.