Burkina Faso, like other countries, is not affected by Covid-19. The vaccination campaign is slow. Faced with the population’s unwillingness to be vaccinated, the country’s authorities are raising awareness campaigns. This year, Tabaski’s holiday will be marked by a pandemic. Mosque officials demand that obstacle measures be followed.
as reported from Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani
Although Burkina Faso does not register many cases of patients linked to Covid-19, unlike some African countries, Imam Moustapha recommends Ouedraogo from the Great Sunni Mosque in Ouagadougou, to Muslim believers. the application of certain barrier gestures.
“We advise people who are ill to stay at home. Someone can be infected, then he comes to the mosque and will infect many people, explains Moustapha Ouedraogo.
To prevent the spread of the virus, Ismaël Tiendrebeogo, an imam of the Burkina Faso Muslim Students’ Association, urges the population not to lower their guard in the face of the pandemic: “It is up to each of us to redouble our efforts to protect our country. from what is happening to others and protect other countries that are experiencing this health crisis more intensely than us, so that the crisis naturally moves away from us. ”
It is at the economic level that the consequences of Covid-19 are felt hard by the faithful Muslims. Land borders are still closed and the price of certain foods continues to rise. “It is a disease we do not understand anything about. We can not travel, we do not understand anything. With Covid being there, the borders are closed “, several residents testify.
This year, prayer will be marked by a call for unity to meet the challenges of the population.