EID UL ADHA 2021: Sops for prayers, Sacrificial animals issued in punjab

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

20th Jul, 2021. 07:25 pm
NCOC Eid Al-Adha guidelines

The Punjab government has released standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be implemented during Eid ul Adha prayers and sacrifice of animals in wake of an increase in COVID cases nationwide amidst the fourth wave.

According to a notification issued by the Punjab home department, the Eid payers should be held at open places and while extending it inside the mosques, the doors and windows should remain open to guarantee a smooth out cross-ventilation.

“Eid prayers should be offered multiple times at the same place in order to avoid mass congregations,” it said while further inviting Muslim scholars and priests to guarantee to keep their Eid sermons short in order to reduce the effects of COVID spread.

Whereas the notification released by the Punjab government also instructed against bringing ill, aged, and children to the mosques and open areas for prayers. “Those entering the prayer area should be tested for temperature besides also being sanitized,” it said.

On the contrary, the Sindh government on Monday published regulations to be monitored during Eidul Adha prayers and while executing the practice of sacrificing animals in order to restrict the spread of coronavirus amid the fourth wave.

According to fresh standard operating procedures (SOPs), the government has advised the people to prefer combined sacrifice of the animals this Eidul Azha as an alternative to individual contentment of the procedure in an effort to restrain the proliferation of coronavirus.

The government has established locations in the province for the combined sacrifice of animals on Eid-ul-Adha.  The administration of mosques has been ordered to keep doors and windows opened during the Eidul Fitr prayers and refrain from using water coolers.

Citizens were also asked to abstain from shaking hands and hugging during the Eidul Adha festival, as well as preventing superfluously traveling and family events


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