As Ramadan is approaching, Muslims around the world are concerned whether or not it is permitted to get tested for the novel coronavirus during fasting.
A clear guideline has been issued by the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Fatwa Council in this regard. It has been declared by the council that Muslims can get tested for COVID-19 during Ramadan as it will have no affect on their fast.
Furthermore, it was highlighted by the council that the health specialists need to use a nasal swab to collect a sample for the test.
Also, the council has issued different guidelines on Ramadan fasting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It has been declared by the council that the COVID-19 patients, symptomatic or asymptomatic, doctors and medical staff fighting on the frontline against the virus can chose not to fast during Ramadan.
A helpline has been issued by the Fatwa Council 8002422 or +97122052555 from outside the UAE if people have any concerns regarding Ramadan.
On another note, PM Imran Khan has advised people to pray in Mosques during Ramadan. Also, he has given warning that if coronavirus spreads in a Mosque they will be closed.