As we see that Bakra Eid is just around the corner, and COVID-19 is in no mood to leave, the risks involved in the re-emergence of the virus are becoming steadfast and more probable.
The need for purchasing good sacrificial animals is of great importance to Muslims all over Pakistan. Bakra Eid is one of the most well-known festivals of Muslims around the globe, which is celebrated in remembrance, of Prophet Ibrahim(A.S.) and his great sacrifice.
Hence, the government of Pakistan is fearful about the cattle markets; which are at a high risk of being a transmitter of the virus. From crowded areas to jampacked filth. The rebirth of COVID-19 is likely and probable. Therefore, some crucial safety measures are in the pipeline to be formed immediately.
COVID-19 might strike again during Bakra Eid 2020!
However, a major issue that we must all strive by is how to tackle the second pandemic wave, that is likable to occur. Although, Governor Punjab recently, announced that due to the smart lockdown strategy, the number of COVID-19 positive patients has come down quite rapidly; the risk of the pandemic is not yet averted.
Moreover, the Governor Punjab also mentions, that people must also work on their precautionary measures and be very careful on this Eid. Governor Chaudhry Sarwar states that human lives are very precious and he requests people to take the required precautionary measures.
In addition, many cattle farms in Pakistan are working making their sacrificial animals business online, to make sure that the people stay safe at homes and they get safe animals delivered to them at their place.
In line with that, it also for people to understand that there are a lot of risks, and the cattle markets and cow mandi are extremely unhygienic. Therefore, the government suggests opting for these steps:
- Wash hands for up to 20 seconds after visiting a Cow Mandi.
- Make sure to wear the entire safety kit by using masks and gloves.
- Ensure that the use of Hand sanitizer is maximum to keep oneself clean.
- Take a shower and wash clothes immediately after returning home from the outdoors.
The COVID-19 influenced Bakra Eid 2020
Although buying animals online seems to be quite less pressing and unsettling, it isn’t still as practical as yet. Hence, Chaudhry Sarwar is also requesting all people to sustain their social distancing practices to the maximum level. Moreover, he encourages people to cooperate with the government; so that the growth or reemergence of the virus can be easily dealt with.
Does this also mean that this Bakra Eid 2020 will be very much like this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr, boring, dull, and less festive? Let’s just hope on cooperating with the government so COVID-19 is no more once and for all.
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