6 Tips To Stay Safe And Enjoy Eid-ul-Adha Amid COVID19

Source: Dawn

Eid-ul-Adha will be celebrated in Pakistan on the 1st of August. Since the celebrations on Eid-ul-Fitr caused a humungous increase in the cases of COVID19 throughout Pakistan, this Eid while bringing all the joys also brings the fear of an increase in cases once again.

The government is trying its level best to contain the transmission of coronavirus on Eid-ul-Adha as only one Eid Holiday has been announced and the government of Punjab will observe a smart lockdown for 8 days to discourage public gatherings.

Here are 6 tips for you to stay safe and enjoy Eid-ul-Adha amid COVID19!

1. Offering Sacrifice

Eid ul Adha
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Countless people will be going to animal markets to purchase an animal of their choice last minute. This can be avoided by opting for a joint sacrifice or utilizing the services of a  vendor who delivers the share of sacrifice at your doorstep.

2. Be Careful While Shopping


Similar to animal markets, people in large crowds are running to markets to complete their last-minute eid shopping. Again, the key is to follow SOPs, maintain distance and choose a less crowded time to visit markets.

3. Eid Prayers


Mosques throughout the country have been instructed to disinfect prayer areas before and after the prayers and allocate appropriate space during prayers to follow the SOPs. Take your own prayermat and maintain a safe distance.

4. Family Gatherings


Eid-ul-Adha is all about family dawats after everyone’s done with their sacrifice. But this eid, it can be a risk to invite or go to any family gatherings. Just enjoy your meals with the immediate family members who live with you.

5. Avoid Traveling


The majority of COVID19 cases during Eid-ul-Fitr came forward in travelers. The best decision would be to avoid traveling to other cities and spend the Eid without risking anyone’s life.

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6. Take the Situation Seriously

COVID19 cases may have declined in number but the pandemic is still out there. Don’t take the situation for granted. While Eid-ul-Adha calls for sacrifice and feasts with our loved ones, let’s not have this fun at a cost of risking ours and our family’s lives.

As responsible citizens, it is our duty to keep ourselves and the people around us safe and protected against the spread of the coronavirus. Stay Safe and Have a Wonderful Eid-ul-Adha!

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