Alexander Minalang, regional director of the National Commission on Muslin Filipinos-Visayas urged the Muslim community in Cebu to observe the enhanced community quarantine guidelines during the month of Ramadan. He encouraged the Muslim community to follow social distancing measures in mosques and to temporarily suspend mass gatherings even from the beginning of the crisis. Ramadan is expected to start on April 24, and devout Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset in a practice called “sawm.” This year’s Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, will be canceled for the Muslim community’s safety .
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