© Reuters. Muslim wedding ceremony amid spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tangerang
By Willy Kurniawan and Johan Purnomo
TANGERANG, Indonesia (Reuters) – For Indonesian couple Mohamad Nurjaman and Ugi Lestari Widya Bahri, their wedding meant the most important day of their lives, to be celebrated in front of hundreds of happy guests.
But the coronavirus pandemic forced a change of plan: Instead, the pair exchanged vows on Friday in a solemn ceremony attended only by eight close family members. Other relatives watched a live stream of the 40-minute wedding procession from their homes.
Although there is no official Indonesian ban on mass gatherings, authorities have warned against them in an effort to curb the spread of the new coronavirus across the country after at least 3,512 people were infected and 306 died.
“If you asked if we are disappointed, definitely,” said 31-year-old Nurjaman,…