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Jakarta extends restrictions ahead of Ramadan

first_imgJakarta Gov. Anies Baswedan said therestrictions that were to end Thursday will be extended to May 22. In a live-streamednews conference late Wednesday, Baswedan urged Muslims to suspend mosqueactivities during Ramadan to break the coronavirus transmission chain. BANGKOK – Social restrictions inIndonesia’s capital have been extended as Muslims in the world’s most populousMuslim nation prepare for a month of fasting. Residents practice social distancing as they queue for donated food during the coronavirus pandemic in a slum area in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. APcenter_img Islam’s holiest month is expected tobegin Friday after clerics agreed on the sighting of the moon. Faithful Muslimsusually fast during the day then congregate for night prayers, called Tarawih,and share communal meals called iftar. (AP)last_img

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