The National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) has announced precautionary measures for the public in light of the upcoming Eid Al Adha celebrations.
According to the studies, the number of average daily COVID-19 cases increased to about 1,400 after Eid Al Adha the previous year, which is a 500% increase.
In order to celebrate safely, Eid Al Adha prayers will be held with a maximum of 15 minutes for Khutbah, with doors opening 15 minutes before the prayers start, and closing immediately after prayers.
Individuals with chronic illnesses, the elderly and children under 12 must avoid prayers at the mosque.
Social distancing must be followed with gatherings and shaking hands avoided. Individuals should also bring their own prayer mats.
Individuals that have tested positive or have come into contact with a positive individual, are not allowed to attend the prayers.
Individuals should test negative especially when celebrating with the elderly.
Face masks are mandatory with Ediya given digitally. Individuals should limit celebrations to immediate family members and direct relatives.