The Muslim celebration of Eid comes as Pakistan has so far recorded 53,601 COVID-19 cases, with 1,123 passings

Sunday May 24, 2020 10:56 AM, IANS

Islamabad: Eid-ul-Fitr is being seen across Pakistan on Sunday without conventional merriment as the country battles to deal with a destructive plane accident that killed 97 individuals and to control the spread COVID-19 pandemic.

President Arif Alvi, in his message, said that he was devoting this Eid to “saints of PIA (crash), workers who have been attempting to acquire in the midst of the coronavirus circumstance, specialists, medical attendants, crown patients…”, reports Dawn news.

In an offer to urge individuals to remain inside, the President said that he will offer Eid supplications at home.

He encouraged individuals to “watch social removing, wear veils and wash their hands with the goal that they can keep themselves, their families and companions safe” from COVID-19.

So as to “encourage Eid petitions at home”, Pakistan Television will broadcast supplications held in Islamabad’s Faisal Mosque, Information Minister Shibli Faraz said.

On Saturday night, Prime Minister Imran had encouraged the country to swear off conventional party taking into account the lives lost in Friday’s plane accident in Karachi and the many fatalities brought about by the coronavirus, Dawn news announced.

Taking to Twitter, the head said he needs the residents to “watch this Eid in an alternate way from the typical celebratory style”.

“To begin with, let us consider and appeal to God for each one of those families who have been denied of their friends and family by the plane accident disaster and every one of the individuals who have lost their lives to COVID-19,” he composed.

In another tweet, he stressed that individuals must make sure to watch the standard working techniques (SOPs) set up to forestall additionally spread of the infection.

On Friday, a Pakistan International Airlines traveler plane slammed in Karachi’s Model Colony close to Jinnah International Airport. Ninety-seven individuals passed on while two endure.

The Muslim celebration of Eid comes as Pakistan has so far recorded 53,601 COVID-19 cases, with 1,123 passings since the pandemic hit the country on February 26.

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