Mosques around the world were closed to worshippers wishing to mark the end of Ramadan. Senegal was one of the few countries to re-open mosques.
Many countries have closed mosques to the public, making it impossible for worshippers to hold the traditional congregational prayers that are part of Eid al Fitr celebrations.
Two out of five daily prayers, also Friday prayers to be allowed in mosques, prayer rooms in country's 81 provinces.
While people miss out on regular activities due to social distancing, the internet is providing options to counter loneliness.
Inspired by an Ottoman initiative of giving charity anonymously, residents with means donate as much food stuff as they want to the mosque which, after a vetting process, calls in those who have been hit hard by Covid-19 restrictions.
All prayers, including the special Ramadan night prayers known as Taraweeh, will be barred from public attendance and performed mainly with staff.
The Covid-19 pandemic has generated new levels of anxiety ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan, which begins this week, in which congregational worship plays a significant role.
Saudi Arabia's Council of Senior Scholars recommends Muslims to pray at home in the holy month of fasting if their countries require social distancing to curb Covid-19 infection.
This year the fasting month will coincide with the coronavirus pandemic, which has disrupted normal life for the vast majority of the world.
Ramadan instructs Muslims across the world to help each other, and this year it couldn't come any sooner.
The Islamic holy month is just weeks away and many believers are preparing to put traditions on hold due to social distancing and life under lockdown.
Health experts have warned of an epidemic in South Asia, home to a fifth of the world's population, that could easily overwhelm its weak public health systems.
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