World Health Organization issues guidelines on Ramadan

World Health Organization issues guidelines on Ramadan

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reissued its guidance on observing Ramadan – a month-long Islamic fast that begins tomorrow – during the pandemic.

BBC reported that the guidance says that while it’s fine for healthy people to fast as usual, Covid-19 patients should “consider religious licences regarding breaking the fast in consultation with their doctors, as they would do with any other disease”.

“Despite the different execution in practices this year, it is important to reassure the faithful that they can still reflect, improve, pray, share, and care – all from a healthy distance,” it adds.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), had warned that the virus would “be with us for a long time”.

During the media briefing earlier today, he explained that much of the world was still seeing worrying upward trends.