Eid Prayers were offered across the country in mosques and Eidgahs as Pakistan celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr across the country on the same day which is a rare occasion. Not just that but this year Pakistan is celebrating Eid with Saudi Arabia as well.
Mosques across the country offered Eid prayers taking care of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) where special care was taken to ensure social distancing due to the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the country and the rest of the world.
However, some cases were reported in different parts of the country were people did not follow these SOPs and were found hugging and wishing eaching other Eid Muabarak after offering prayers.
President Arif Alvi also released an Eid message telling the nation and the public to continue adhering to the precautionary measures layed out by the government because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also tweeted urging people to take care of themselves and follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) provided by the government and avoid crowded places and exchange traditional Eid greetings involving hugs.
Eid in Saudi Arabia rest of the world
This time Pakistan is celebrating Eid with Saudi Arabia which is rare as Eid in both the nations have always been celebrated on different days. Eid is also being celebrated in other countries around the world including Egypt, Turkey, United States, Canada and more.
Although Muslims in many of these places are celebrating their Eid at home because of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even Saudi Arabia began a curfew starting Saturday as coronavirus cases spiked in the country which is home to the holiest sites in Islam.
Even Eid prayers were not offered in Saudi Arabia due to the lockdown curfew and although prayers were help in the two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, worshippers were not allowed to attend to control the spread of the virus.