Africa: Africa, Eid-Al-Fitr and the Virus

[Premium Times] This year's Eid-al-Fitri, the Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast for 29 or 30 days, in observance of one of the Five Pillars of Islam, was celebrated on Saturday and Sunday May 23/24, but it was a different kind of eid. It was sombre, low key, and completely over-shadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In close to 100 years, there has been no eid like that: the world's nearly two billion Muslims observed the Ramadan under imposed conditions. People were advised toRead the Original Article