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Covid-19: Daikundi youth to celebrate Eid at home

Covid-19: Daikundi youth to celebrate Eid at home

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May 24, 2020 - 16:11

 

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Some youth in central Daikundi province stress ignoring expensive cultural events during Eid holidays due to the spread of coronavirus and people’s bad economic situation. They ask militants to declare ceasefire and let people celebrate Eid in a peaceful environmentinfo-icon.

Nearly 10,000 people have been infected with coronavirus in the country that forced many people to stay home and celebrate this Eid differently from the previous ones.

Mohammad Ibrahim, 37, a resident of Daikundi capital Nelli, said: “In past Eids, families used to wear new clothes, visit friends and relatives after Eid prayers. Children, youth and elders traveled in groups.”

But this time, he said, majority of families had decided to stay home and congratulate friends and family members on Eid through social media and telephone.

“Our group of friends has decided to double celebrate Eid-ul-Adha when coronavirus will be eradicated and there is no threat to social gathering,” he said.

Gul Andam Najafi, a resident of Shahristan district, said visiting friends and families, inquiring after the healthinfo-icon of ailing persons were among the traditions, norms and values that people observe during Eid.

“This time we have decided to spend our Eid at home because the health of our family members and relatives comes first,” he said.

Fatema Nazari, the resident of Patvi district, said they had also decided to stay at home during Eid and protect their family members and relative from coronavirus.

“All of our relatives, family members and friends have decided to stay home to help stop the spread of coronavirus,” she said.

Razi, a resident of Nelli City said: “Despite the fact that coronavirus has affected Eid celebrations, but people can still celebrate the festival with friends if they apply precautionary measures such as wearing masks, ensuring physical distance and avoiding hugging one another.”

She also asked the government and its armed opponent groups to announce ceasefire and refrain from harming people.

Nh/ma

 

 

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