Indonesian Muslims perform Eid prayers with social distancing

  • Friday 31, July 2020 10:44 AM
  • Indonesian Muslims perform Eid prayers with social distancing
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Indonesian Muslims, wearing face masks and getting temperature checks as a precaution against the novel coronavirus, performed morning prayers on Friday to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Adha in mosques with reduced capacity as well as on the streets.
As the world's biggest Muslim-majority country struggles to contain the spread of the virus, worshippers were advised to maintain social distancing during the prayers.

Indonesia's religious ministry also asked mosques to shorten the gatherings this year, while many mosques cancelled the traditional ceremony when livestock is slaughtered and meat distributed to the community.