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Jakarta Muslims enjoy relaxed rules in second Ramadan during pandemic

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A mosque worker cleans the praying area of the Cut Meutia Mosque in Central Jakarta on April 10. The Jakarta administration allows Muslims to perform congregational tarawih (Ramadan evening prayers) at mosques under strict health protocol.(Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)
Nina A. Loasana
Jakarta   ●   Fri, April 16, 2021

Muslims in Jakarta observe the second Ramadan during the COVID-19 pandemic under better circumstances than last year, as restrictions are eased following a drop in confirmed cases and the gradual rollout of vaccines.

Intan Almira, a 26-year-old pharmacist in West Jakarta, said it was a special eve of Ramadan on Monday as she was able to attend a sermon at a mosque in South Jakarta.

Prior to the pandemic, she used to attend sermons at the mosque twice a week, but when the COVID-19 outbreak hit the capital in March last year, the sermons and other congregational religious activities moved online to curb the transmission of the disease.

While listening to sermons from her home was comfortable, Intan said she missed the sense of community felt during religious services at mosques.

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