Indonesian Muslims pack mosques for Eid-al-Fitr despite coronavirus pandemic

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Published on May 24, 2020 - Duration: 02:31s

Indonesian Muslims pack mosques for Eid-al-Fitr despite coronavirus pandemic

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of religious Muslims flocked to this mosques in Padang City in West Sumatra Province of Indonesia today (May 24th) to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Mosque staff asked the faithful to wash their hands at the door and took temperatures to prevent anyone with symptoms from entering.

However, footage filmed at the Quwwatul Ummah Mosque clearly showed that maintaining social distancing inside the building was impossible.

According to the mosque's management, the prayers were held at the request of residents and with the permission of local government.

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation.

According to Johns Hopkins University data at 7:50 GMT on May 24th, Indonesia recorded 21,745 cases of COVID-19 and 1,351 deaths.

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