A man wearing a face mask and sitting far from anybody else reads the Koran after Friday prayers at the Al Makmur mosque in Banda Aceh, one of few mosques that were open. Photo: AFP A man wearing a face mask and sitting far from anybody else reads the Koran after Friday prayers at the Al Makmur mosque in Banda Aceh, one of few mosques that were open. Photo: AFP
A man wearing a face mask and sitting far from anybody else reads the Koran after Friday prayers at the Al Makmur mosque in Banda Aceh, one of few mosques that were open. Photo: AFP

Indonesia’s melancholy Ramadan echoed in Singapore, Malaysia amid coronavirus lockdowns

  • In Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, hundreds of millions are unable to congregate during the holy month of Ramadan
  • Muslims in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia are also having a more solemn Ramadan as Covid-19 social distancing rules are enforced

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man wearing a face mask and sitting far from anybody else reads the Koran after Friday prayers at the Al Makmur mosque in Banda Aceh, one of few mosques that were open. Photo: AFP A man wearing a face mask and sitting far from anybody else reads the Koran after Friday prayers at the Al Makmur mosque in Banda Aceh, one of few mosques that were open. Photo: AFP
A man wearing a face mask and sitting far from anybody else reads the Koran after Friday prayers at the Al Makmur mosque in Banda Aceh, one of few mosques that were open. Photo: AFP
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