Eid prayers offered in Kerala ensuring social distancing

South India

People offered Eid-al-Adha namaz while ensuring social distancing norms at a mosque in Thiruvananthapuram on Friday.


Kerala is celebrating the festival of Eid-al-Adha on Friday.

On Thursday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had announced that the Eid-al-Adha prayers can be offered in mosques of the state on Friday with a limited number of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He welcomed those mosque committees which decided to cancel prayers in view of COVID-19.

"On Eid al-Adha, prayers can be offered in mosques with a limited number of persons. Some mosque committees in Kerala have decided to cancel prayers in view of COVID-19 which is a welcome step. The situation is not suited for large gatherings," Vijayan had said.

Eid al-Adha or Bakrid, also known as "Sacrifice Feast" is marked by sacrificing an animal, usually a sheep or a goat to prove their devotion and love for Allah. Post the sacrifice, devotees distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and the need

Kerala reported 506 new cases of COVID 19 and 794 recoveries on Thursday.

Of the reported 506 cases, 431 are locally acquired infections with no epidemiological link found in 29 of these cases.

The number of health workers affected on Thursday is 37

Two deaths, one each from Kozhikode and Ernakulam, were added to the State’s tally taking the toll in the State to 70.

The cumulative case burden of the State is 22,303 of which the number of active cases are 10,056. The total number of recoveries so far is 12,159.


WIth inputs from Agency

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