Ramadan in the Time of Covid-19


THE SPREAD of the novel coronavirus Covid-19 has brought the world’s social and economic movements to a temporary halt. At the time of writing, Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO) has just been extended a second time, till April 28. This means that the social distancing measure covers the start of the fasting month, Ramadan. The traditions of Ramadan centre around Iftar gatherings, congregational Tarawih prayers and especially, food bazaars. Penang Monthly takes a look at how the MCO affects the celebration of Ramadan this year.1 Rice Bowl for Some, Attraction for Others Bubur Lambuk given out during Ramadan. Photo: Aiman Nazri. On April 3, ...

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