Buddhist monks in Cambodia and Thailand adapt rituals during pandemic


Buddhist monks wear facemarks as they gather to chant in a pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. From weddings to funerals, many religious rites are being changed or cancelled to limit the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. As worshippers in the region mark holidays, monks have been forced to alter their religious routines. - AP

PHNOM PENH/BANGKOK: From weddings to funerals, many religious rites are being changed or cancelled to limit the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. As worshippers in the region mark holidays, monks have been forced to alter their religious routines.

With fewer of the Buddhist faithful visiting pagodas to make donations, monks are venturing out from Bangkok's Ladprao temple to collect alms amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to monk Phra Surasak Suthanto.

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