In Algeria, the only men praying in one of Algiers' smaller mosques were a group of volunteers who just spent hours disinfecting its premises, hoping that it will reopen soon.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, residents of the Algerian capital said on Thursday (May 21) that they have accepted that this Eid will be probably spent at home.
But a volunteer network, the National Association of Volunteer Work, is nevertheless still trying to spread the cheer. It says it is donating about 420 food baskets to families in need, containing ingredients to prepare traditional
Ramadan sweets at home.
Eid preparations in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka have changed this year amid an imposed lockdown due to the coronavirus.
Bangladesh has been on lockdown since March 26 and this has been extended until May 31, affecting the religious celebration with fewer shops being allowed to open to curb the spread of the virus.
Kabul residents ventured out to a street bazaar on Friday (May 22) to buy sweets and dried fruit ahead of Eid al-Fitr, defying a lockdown. Most people at the bazaar were not social distancing or wearing masks or gloves.
Nearly 2,000 Indonesian palm oil workers who have for the last two months been in isolation to shield them from the coronavirus are getting ready to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month at the weekend on their plantation.
The workers at the plantation on Sumatra island run by Singapore-based Musim Mas have not left and no outsiders been able to enter since March 20, according to the company.
Eid-al-Fitr is a major festival in the Muslim calendar signifying the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and is traditionally celebrated by tucking into a large feast with family members. The exact date of the celebration depends on the