A Muslim devotee recites the Koran at the Star Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, during Ramadan. Most mosques across Asia are empty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: mosques across Asia deserted during Ramadan, but some ignore restrictions

  • The Muslim holy month has started on a subdued note, with empty mosques, no iftar meals to break the fast, and anxiety about job losses
  • Some religious leaders in Asia have shrugged off fears about the spread of Covid-19 and urged people to attend mosque
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Muslim devotee recites the Koran at the Star Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, during Ramadan. Most mosques across Asia are empty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Reuters
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