India celebrates Eid al-Adha amid Covid-19 pandemic

Eid al Adha Bakrid
Eid al Adha Bakrid

Eid al-Adha was celebrated on Saturday on a subdued note. People offered namaz at mosques as well as homes in the morning and exchanged greetings to mark the festival, following safety guidelines amid Covid-19 pandemic.

The people avoided hugging each other after morning prayers at mosques — a tradition followed on festive occasions — to curb the spread of coronavirus that has infected 16,95,988 people across the country. On Saturday, a record 57,118 cases and 764 deaths were reported for the last 24 hours.

The people restricted themselves to do ‘salam’. Citizens above 60 years, persons with comorbidities or asymptomatic and children below 10 years offered namaz at home as advised. There were no prayers at Eidgahs or in open grounds.

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