Ignoring SOPs on Eid-ul-Azha may increase coronavirus cases: Dr Zafar

Dr Zafar mirza

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said that the sale of sacrificial animals and establishment of cattle markets within cities are strictly banned across the country.

According to media reports while addressing to a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday afternoon, he said that special preparations have been made in consultations with all stakeholders to implement Standard Operating Procedure during Eid Days.

He said that the pandemic will further spread if SOPs not followed by the citizens. He said SOPs should also be followed during offering of Eid prayers.

He advised citizens to prefer purchasing of sacrificing animal through online instead of going to cattle markets.

The special assistant also urged the people to prefer collective sacrifice arranged instead of individual fulfillment of the ritual to maintain social distancing and contain the spread of coronavirus.