Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

COVID-19: Updated

COVID-19 coverage/issues relating specifically to Muslims and the internet: this section of the blog is now effectively a timeline of key concerns associated with COVID-19. Expect some writing of this in due course, and also a webinar of work-in-progress (in September).

Also check out the Hajj 2020 section of this blog …

BBC News, Blackburn mosque 'faces police investigation' over 250 at funeral. "The chairman of Jamia Ghosia mosque said they thought there were no restrictions on numbers if hygiene and distancing measures were in place."

Is Hajj cancellation on the cards?
Yorkshire Post, Take a Virtual Tour of Leeds Central Mosque, "Mosques across the country are virtually opening their doors to show communities what they have been doing during lockdown and Leeds Grand Mosque is holding a virtual tour this weekend."

Arab News, 10 million SMS sent to educate people for prayers in Saudi mosques
"Ten million text messages (SMS) containing information on the precautionary measures approved by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs were sent in the wake of the return of congregational prayer in mosques."

Asharq Asawasat, Saudi Arabia Faces COVID-19 with Highest Technologies " is a comprehensive interactive website that provides rich information about the virus, in addition to monitoring statistics around the world and offering instant updates, charts and illustrations, and latest news."

Reuters, #IndonesiaWhatever: Indonesians vent online over virus response "A flood of criticism of the Indonesian government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the behaviour of many Indonesians has appeared on social media under a hashtag that translates as #IndonesiaWhatever."

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