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Tanzania announces Thursday or Friday as Eid-ul-fitri day

[The late Tanzania President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli at the BAKWATA mosque in Dar-es-Salaam. Photo/Courtesy].

The National Muslims Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA) has announced Thursday or Friday as the days Muslims will mark the Eid-ul-Fitri prayers.

However, in a statement to Tanzania media houses, the council says Eid-ul-Fitri will be marked depending on the sighting of the moon.

The statement further indicated that the prayers will be held at Mnazi Mmoja grounds, Kinondoni in Dar-es-Salaam.

Muslims will mark the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan on Friday, 7.

However, in Kenya, things are relatively different where the government banned all public gatherings, and Muslims are advised to hold the Eid-ul-Fitri prayers in mosques and in adherence to the specified number of congregants.

The government earlier said only a third of the total capacity should converge in the house of worship to avoid contracting the deadly virus.

The congregants should strictly adhere to the laid down containment measures.

Indian Covid-19 variant

Kenya’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed that it had recorded five cases of the Indian COVID-19 variant in Kisumu County.

Patrick Amoth, the Ministry’s Acting director-general, told reporters on Wednesday that those five cases involving Indian nationals had arrived in the country last week before the country banned flights to and from India.

Kenya has a total of 161,000 Covid-19 positive cases, 110,000 recoveries, and 2,825 deaths.