Former Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Chief and the Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) Hagrama Mohilary offered Namaz on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr in Kokrajhar in Assam on May 25th, 2020.
Adhering to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Hagrama offered namaz at the Kokrajhar Jame Masjid. Extending his greetings, Hagrama appealed the citizens to maintain social distancing for combating the novel coronavirus in the state. “The citizens must follow the government guidelines,” he added.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated to mark the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan worldwide. However, the outbreak of coronavirus has dampened the spirit of the festival across the world this year.
Government, Islam scholars, and mosque committees appealed the people to avoid mass namaz to prevent the spread of the lethal coronavirus. With the outbreak of the COVID-19, the government had banned religious activities at religious places to contain the spread of the virus.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while extending his greetings, appealed to the people to adhere to the social distancing while celebrating the festival. “Warm greetings on #Eid . May the spirit of festival fill your hearts with joy & compassion. May Allah provide us the strength to get through these critical times. While you celebrate the festive vibes, make sure to follow #SocialDistancing in the wake of #COVID19 (sic),” Sarma tweeted.
COVID-19 scenario in Assam
The SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2) has infected a total of 427 people and claimed four lives in the state so far. Out of 427, 363 are active cases while 57 have been cured or discharged and three have been migrated.
The state witnessed massive spike since May 17th, 2020. After detecting the first confirmed case on March 31, Assam reached 100 cases on May 17 and thereafter within eight days, the state cross 400-mark. On May 23, 67 cases were reported in the state which was the highest single-day spike.
Assam is followed by Tripura with 191 confirmed cases and Manipur with 32 cases.
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