Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha in Taipei during pandemic

Hundreds of Indonesian Muslims gather outside Taipei Main Station for Eid al-Adha prayers

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/31
By:  Taiwan News

Indonesian migrant workers pray in front of Taipei Main Station to celebrate Eid al-Adha from 8:00 a.m. (Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taipei's Indonesian Muslim community were already lining up 6:30 a.m. at the Taipei Travel Plaza outside Taipei Main Station to get a spot in the first session of prayers on Friday (July 31), the second day of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Participants wore masks and brought their own prayer mats, in accordance with the COVID-19 epidemic prevention guidelines that had been previously announced by organizers. A rectangular space had been cordoned off with traffic tape to keep people from entering the area without first having their temperature checked and hands sprayed with alcohol.

PCINU Taiwan (台北市印尼服務交流協會) head Agus Susanto told Taiwan News, “Even though Taiwan has zero (local) cases, we still follow the safety protocols in order to stay cautious and protect everyone coming from all over Taipei and surrounding areas."

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