Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged all to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr following health guidelines to contain coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission and check deaths from the disease. “Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslim Ummah, is approaching amid a different reality.
The gatherings of people in shopping malls and other places is now a matter of concern,” he told a video message issued from his official residence in Dhaka on Saturday, reports BSS.
Calling upon the Muslims to celebrate Eid at their respective places, the road transport and bridges minister said, “Follow the instructions of the Religious Affairs Ministry regarding Eid jamaat. You should be aware so that the joy of Eid does not turn into a matter of sorrow.”
He asked the people not to be desperate in going homes ahead of Eid, saying the home-goers are taking various tactics on the way to their homes to avoid police patrolling. “You must remember that although you would be able to dodge eyes of police, there is no way to avoid coronavirus infections or deaths,” Quader added.