The moon has been sighted Tuesday
Muslims in Bangladesh are set to start observing the holy month of Ramadan from Wednesday onwards.
The National Moon Sighting Committee announced the date after holding a meeting at the Islamic Foundation in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Md Faridul Haque Khan, the state minister for religious affairs, presided over the meeting.
The Muslims of Saudi Arabia started fasting on Tuesday as the moon was not sighted on Sunday.
Generally, Ramadan starts and Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha are celebrated in Bangladesh a day after those events in Saudi Arabia.
This year the government will not allow more than 20 worshippers at mosques during Taraweeh and other daily prayers as part of efforts to stem the surging coronavirus outbreak.
Bangladesh is also set to enter a weeklong strict lockdown over the coronavirus, and celebrate at home the Bangla New Year Pahela Baishakh on Wednesday.