Egypt to suspend Ramadan group iftar, other activities

 

By Joanne Serrieh

DUBAI — Egypt will suspend all Ramadan activities and group iftars due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the Ministry of Endowments announced on Tuesday.

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The ministry also noted it had previously decided to prohibit the establishment of iftar tables, a tradition Muslims take part in to provide food for the poor during the holy month in the vicinity of mosques or their surrounding space.

Ramadan tentatively begins on April 23. — Al Arabiya English

 

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