Damascus: Syria has imposed a complete ban on Eid al-Fitr prayer gatherings.
Syrian officials say Eid al-Fitr prayer gatherings will be banned in the country to prevent the spread of the global coronavirus.
The Syrian Ministry of Religious Affairs has called for Eid prayers to be offered at home with family members.
Earlier, Eid prayer gatherings were banned in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Egypt.
The Saudi government has announced a 24-hour curfew in all cities from May 23 to May 27, while the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia says that in the current situation, Eid prayers can be offered at home.
Turkey has also announced a complete nationwide lockdown from May 23 to 26.