From cancelled iftar feasts to suspended mosque prayers, Muslims across the Middle East are bracing for a bleak month of Ramadan fasting as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic lingers.
Watch: Footage shows the Great Mosque of #Mecca and its surroundings virtually empty after measures, including curfews and some neighborhoods' isolation, were implemented in #SaudiArabia to combat the spread of #coronavirus. https://t.co/xex3KlxZ5E pic.twitter.com/eTqtBwTxTk— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) March 30, 2020
‘No feasts, no visits’
A woman wearing a protective face mask, amid concerns over the coronavirus, looks at traditional Ramadan lanterns, ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at Al Khayamia street in old Cairo, Egypt, April 16, 2020. (Reuters)