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Muslims in Xinjiang begin observing Ramadan

  Worshippers pray in the Ak Mosque in Urumqi, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on April 13, 2021. Muslims in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began observing Ramadan on Tuesday under regular anti-COVID-19 measures. (Xinhua/Sun Shaoxiong)

URUMQI, April 13 (Xinhua) — Muslims in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region began observing Ramadan on Tuesday under regular anti-COVID-19 measures.

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Approximately 300 Muslims visited the Ak Mosque on Tuesday in the regional capital Urumqi, said the mosque’s Imam Abduxukur Rahmutula, noting that the mosque is disinfected three times each day.

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Followers have their body temperatures taken before entering the mosque and are advised to maintain social distance, according to the mosque

Fruits, hot tea and naan are provided for worshippers after evening prayer, said Mamatimin Rexit, Imam of a mosque in the city of Kashgar

Ramadan is also observed in other regions of the country such as Beijing, Gansu and Ningxia. Enditem

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