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Public Gatherings Banned in Maharashtra’s Bhiwandi, Palghar on Bakri Eid Amid Covid-19

For illustration solely: A homeless man eats Kheer, a candy dish, on Eid al-Fitr (Image: AP)

The gathering of individuals in giant numbers is just not advisable in gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic, stated Dr Pankaj Ashiya, municipal commissioner of the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 10:25 AM IST

The civic physique in Bhiwandi metropolis of Maharashtra has urged residents to rejoice Bakrid at their houses and never assemble in public locations, particularly mosques, to forestall the unfold of coronavirus, an official stated on Friday.

The gathering of individuals in giant numbers is just not advisable in gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic, stated Dr Pankaj Ashiya, municipal commissioner of the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation. Issuing an order to the impact, he additionally appealed to the residents to conduct the ‘qurbani’ ritual in a symbolic method through the celebrations on August 1.

Palghar district collector Dr Kailas Shinde additionally issued the same order banning Bakrid celebrations in public locations. Meanwhile, the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) revoked the permission given to Bail Bazar locality, the place cattle have been being offered for the upcoming pageant.

The concession was revoked as residents have been seen flouting the social distancing norms and violating the lockdown, the KDMC chief said in an order.



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