Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government issued guidelines on Tuesday for Eid-ul-Adha (Bakrid) celebrations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and instructed that no more than 50 people will be permitted to participate in prayer offerings.
According to the above-mentioned order, Namaz (prayer) will be offered between 8 am to 11 am in line with COVID-19 protocols, such as wearing face masks, social distancing, and frequent sanitisation.
Furthermore, the sacrifice of animals will be allowed only at homes and also banned animals are not permitted for sacrifice.
Known as a “Sacrifice Feast”, Eid-ul-Adha is also marked by sacrificing an animal, usually a goat or a sheep to prove their devotion and love for Allah. Post the sacrifice, people distribute the offerings to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and needy.
It will likely be observed on July 21, depending on the sighting of the moon.
India’s COVID-19 Tally
India on Tuesday reported a dip in new cases with 30,093 new infections. The tally was down by 8,000 cases from the previous day tally of 38,164 Covid-19 cases. The country in the last 24 hours recorded 374 deaths down from 499 fatalities that were reported on Monday.
On the recovery front, there was a dip as 45,254 discharges were registered up from 38,660 recoveries reported on Monday, taking the total tally to 3,03,53,710 patients out of hospitals till date.
Active cases in the country declined on the third day too with 4,06,130 active infections from 4,21,665 cases on Monday.
With these additions, the total case tally has now gone up to 3,11,74,322 while the death toll now stands at 4,14,482 lives lost so far.