The Al-Mashun Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn
The Al-Mashun Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn

Coronavirus: Indonesian Muslims struggle as mosques reduce Ramadan food handouts for needy

  • The country has seen more than 1.6 million virus cases, prompting mosques to cut back on activities to discourage crowds
  • This means some free food initiatives for iftar, the meal taken after sunset during Ramadan, have been scaled back, mosque workers say

The Al-Mashun Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn
The Al-Mashun Mosque in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: Aisyah Llewellyn
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