The Great Mosque and the Mecca Tower are deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP The Great Mosque and the Mecca Tower are deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
The Great Mosque and the Mecca Tower are deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Indonesia’s haj cancellation fuels anti-government rumours; Malaysia generally accepts decision

  • Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off the pilgrimage, a rare occurrence since the kingdom was founded in 1932, amid a spike in Covid-19 cases
  • In Indonesia, fake news is rife about the government appropriating haj funds, while Malaysians understand given there is no end in sight to the spread of the disease

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Great Mosque and the Mecca Tower are deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP The Great Mosque and the Mecca Tower are deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
The Great Mosque and the Mecca Tower are deserted on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: AFP
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