It has also ordered some restaurants to stay open.
The country’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist and similar bans have been made in previous years.
Xinjiang region in China blindspotreport
Several local government departments in Xinjiang have posted notices on their websites in the last week ordering restrictions on fasting during Ramadan.
Xinjiang Xingnong Website, a local government website, published a statement that said: “We firmly fight against religious extremist ideas [and] prevent those people lawbreakers from attending religious activities.”
During the holy month, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious.
Chinese President Xi Jinping bankinfosecurity
China tightly controls religious groups despite frequently proclaiming that its citizens have freedom of belief.