In the month of Ramzan, the Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa in connection with the Corona test of the ones fasting. Deoband has said in the fatwa that there is no harm in giving a swab sample of nose and throat for the corona test.
Conducting tests during fasting will not make any difference and won’t break the fast.
The fatwa says that during the corona test, a stick fitted with cotton in the nose and mouth is inserted. Samples are taken from the nose and throat. No medicine or chemical is sprinkled on it. It is justified to give wet substances from the throat for corona virus tests during fasting. Doing so during fasting will not make any difference and it wont break the fast.
The Darul Uloom Deoband has already appealed Muslims to worship in their homes. Maulana Abul Qasim Nomani of Deobandh has also said that this time the month of Ramzan has come at a time when the whole world is fighting the coronavirus.
At this time, Muslims need to be more patient. He says that follow the lockdown during Ramzan and do not do anything that may disturb yourself or others. Pray in your homes while respecting the law.
The first case of corona infection in the country came up in Kerala on 30th January. Symptoms of coronavirus were found in a student who returned from China’s Wuhan University. The first death from the Coronavirus took place on March 12.
A 76-year-old man returning from Saudi Arabia in Kalburgi, Karnataka, became the first victim of the virus in India.
According to the health ministry, the death toll from corona infection in the country has gone up to 934 by Tuesday morning. With this, the number of infected patients has risen to 29,435. By Tuesday morning, 6,869 people have been cured and one person has gone abroad. The total cases also include 111 foreign nationals.