Like all over the world, social distancing and lockdown due to coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic have affected festivities of the holy month of Ramadan in Sudan.

In normal times, Ramadan traditionally meant social gatherings, breaking the fast at the sunset or iftar — breaking fast — together, packed mosques for late-night prayers and festive dining till early in the morning.

The onset of Ramadan also meant exhaustive shopping and reading the Holy Quran in groups and revive social contacts with families and friends.

Many Sudanese believe that they are witnessing an unfamiliar Ramadan.

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