Millions of Muslims around the world celebrated the Holy Month of Ramadan, and for the second time they are celebrating the Holy Month amid restrictions to contain the Coronavirus pandemic. In some countries, they have eased their protocols and allowed prayers in mosques. Others decided to completely ban prayers in mosques, especially with the warnings of the World Health Organization about gatherings.
But this special religious occasion comes this year like how it was in the previous year, in exceptional circumstances in which it cannot continue to be revived in the usual way that generations have inherited and preserved. The reason that its social revival, as usual, would pose a threat to individuals and society in general as coronavirus remains to exist and precautionary measures continue.
In the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Bahrain Team stressed the importance of continuing to adhere to the precautionary measures during the Holy Month of Ramadan to contain the Coronavirus and the title of this phase will be "protection and commitment". This is to reflect the nationalism of all Bahrainis in contributing to reducing the number of cases and protecting the society from the threat of Coronavirus. This is what we have seen and proved in previous experiences, where it has been noted that cases have increased during periods of occasional events such as holidays or religious events, family visits, and other gatherings that are not in line with the protocols or to the precautionary measures stressed by the Bahrain Team.
The Holy Month of Ramadan can be considered a month to test the ability of the people to abide by the procedures and to deal with the extraordinary circumstances that the virus has imposed. Compliance with precautionary measures will not affect the place of this religious event in the hearts of all, but rather this change is linked to circumstances beyond the will of all. Let us all join hands to achieve safety and eliminate this virus, which has changed the lives of millions.