South African President and African Union Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday he hopes Muslims continue charity during the holy month of Ramadan being observed under lockdown in many nations due to the novel coronavirus. 

“The crescent moon has risen over our continent, Africa. And the sacred month of Ramadaan has begun. On behalf of the African Union, I wish our Muslim brothers and sisters well during this holy month,” said Ramaphosa.

He urged Muslims to follow regulations put in place by authorities while observing the holy month.

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