Islam’s Fasting Month: Corona Virus May 24, 10:06
Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, has opened on 23 June in many countries, including the Middle East, but countries have been increasingly wary of the spread of the new coronavirus by banning worship in mosques and tightening curfews during the holidays of Ramadan.
Ramadan, a fasting month in which Muslims cut off eating and drinking during the day, began late last month in many countries, including the Middle East, and dawned on only 23 days a month.
Every year, many people travel home and go home and travel during the holidays at the end of Ramadan, and mass worship is held in various places, but this year, because of concerns about the spread of infection, we have taken measures to ban worship in mosques and strengthen curfews during the holidays.
In Egypt, due to the relaxation of restrictions during Ramadan, the number of infected people continues to increase beyond 15,000, so during the holidays, we are increasingly vigilant by strictly restricting curfews and commercial activities during the holidays.
A citizen of the capital Cairo said, “There is no atmosphere of ramadan dawn to meet relatives and friends. They said they had no choice but to exchange congratulations on the phone, and that they had no choice but to put up with it and hope that this crisis would end soon.
Middle East countries tighten regulations on increase in infected people
In the Middle East, there are many countries that have been infected during Ramadan, and countries are struggling to cope. According to the tally of The Johns Hopkins University in the United States at 1a.m. Japanese time, the most infected people in the Middle East are those infected in Turkey, followed by Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
In Turkey, the number of infected people per day is on the decline, but during the holidays of Ramadan, the number of people infected has been on the rise again, and in Iran, economic activity has stopped in areas where the situation is severe.
In addition, the number of people infected in Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar, as well as In Egypt, has continued to increase, and countries are increasingly wary of tightening restrictions on going out and restricting commercial activities during the holidays of Ramadan.
In Indonesia, there’s also a ban on homecoming.
In Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim sit-in, about 20 million people return home during the holiday slated for Ramadan, but the government has announced that it will ban people from returning home this year to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
In response to this, police are conducting inspections on highways and state borders around the country, and violators are fined up to about 700,000 yen in Japanese yen and punished by one year in prison.
On the other hand, there has been a lot of damage to the company that operates long-distance buses used by many people when they return home, and there are calls for support from the government.
In Indonesia, more than 20,000 people have been infected with the new coronavirus, with 1,351 people dead, and measures such as restrictions on corporate activities and the prohibition of gatherings have continued in various places.