Adapting to a (painful) new normal

Perhaps there is a silver lining in the fight against Covid-19, but we must first brace for the worst before it gets better.

THE month of Ramadan is the time Muslims would love to be in the Holy Land most. Mecca and Medina are usually swarmed with pilgrims from all over the world to perform their umrah.

But this year, Saudi Arabia has halted all international flights, suspended the umrah and perhaps even the coming haj season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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