Karachiites ignore Eid health advisory

Many did not wear masks during Eid prayers, greeted others with hugs and handshakes

Aamir Khan May 26, 2020
A file photo shows people in Karachi offer Eid prayers. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: While Karachi witnessed low-key Eid celebration, with many grieving the plane crash and feeling sombre amid the coronavirus pandemic, precaution was largely thrown to wind during Eid prayers.

Arrangements for Eid prayers were made on roads, Eidgah ground, imambargahs and mosques, where people were witnessed hugging, shaking hands and ignoring the government’s health advisory by and large. Many did not even wear facemasks and completely disregarded social distancing. Citizens also ordered food from eateries, with no fear of contracting the virus.

However, no arrangements for Eid prayers were made in the polo ground this time around.

The government has lifted the lockdown until May 31 as of now, following which Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah will announce a future plan of action and decide whether to end or again impose the lockdown after consulting the federal government, it has been reported.

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