Dutch, German Mosques Play Adhan as Gesture of Support for Muslims amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Some 100 mosques in Germany and the Netherlands on Friday rang out with the sound of the call to prayer, as a gesture of support for Muslims amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to sources, the Adhan could be heard from over 50 local mosques.

The sources added that the Adhan being broadcast by loudspeaker is generally not allowed in Germany, except for special occasions.

Meanwhile, in the Netherlands broadcasting the Adhan through speakers is growing more widespread to promote solidarity against the virus.

After Italy and Spain, Germany is the country in Europe worst hit by the pandemic, al-Bawaba news website reported.

Germany's death toll rose to 1,230 on Friday, while the Netherlands’ death toll surpassed 1,487.

Since appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 181 countries and regions.

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