Ramadan: Hundreds gather in Indonesia's Aceh

Ramadan: Hundreds gather in Indonesia's Aceh

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Hundreds of worshippers gathered at a mosque in Indonesia's ultra-conservative Aceh province for prayers marking the start of the holy month of Ramadan, despite fears over the spread of the coronavirus.

People were seen standing shoulder to shoulder during the evening prayer, known as Taraweeh on Thursday at the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque. Only a few had face masks on.

"With us praying together we hope God Allah will bless the world and that this pandemic will be over soon, because we believe if we are praying together (in mosques) Allah will answer our prayers," said Siti Ramadan, one of those who attended the prayers.