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Tens of thousands crowd streets of Indonesian city ahead of Eid despite lockdown

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Tens of thousands crowd streets of Indonesian city ahead of Eid despite lockdown

Tens of thousands crowd streets of Indonesian city ahead of Eid despite lockdown

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the streets of the Indonesian city of Padang were packed on Friday (May 22nd) night ahead of Eid-al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Footage showed eager shoppers crowding a clothing market in the West Sumatran city even though they have been advised to stay at home by local authorities.

Indonesia had recorded 21,745 cases of COVID-19 and 1,351 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University at 1130 GMT on May 23rd.

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