Uganda’s police chief on Thursday urged the Muslim community in the country to continue adhering to the COVID-19 preventive measures during the Ramadan season.

Okoth Ochola, Inspector General of Police, in a statement issued said the Muslim community is going to face a different and difficult experience since some of the COVID-19 prevent measures have directly impact on the religious and cultural practices which are pertinent during Ramadan.

Ochola urged the Muslims to use alternative platforms like televisions, radio or social media since places of worship including mosques were closed as a preventive measure to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The police chief said other measures like social distancing, avoiding large gatherings must be adhered to.

He noted that those who want to donate to the vulnerable people should consider using the national task force or the communal arrangements while adhering to social distancing.

Uganda is currently under a nationwide lockdown as a measure to contain the spread of the disease, with a total of 63 cumulative confirmed cases so far. At least 45 patients have been discharged after recovery, according to the ministry of health. Enditem

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