Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated without festivities amid 1.38 lakh Coronavirus cases
Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with a low-key affair in India as people offered special prayers at their houses and avoided visiting Eidgahs or mosques. There was almost no shopping for Eid across the country. Shops and business establishments in the main markets remained closed. Prime Minister Modi wishes Eid greetings to the nation, and Bangladesh PM, UAE’s Crown Prince on phone
Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated on Monday without festivities this time as people remained behind doors due to nationwide lockdown with mosques and markets wearing a deserted look. Eid was celebrated first time in history in a unique way with more than 1.38 lakh cases in India, the country overtook Iran and became the 10th worst-affected country worldwide after registering yet another highest single-day spike of over 7,000 cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made telephone calls to his counterpart of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the Crown Prince of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and extended greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. This is the biggest religious festival of the Muslims across the world.
Mr. Modi and Ms. Hasina also discussed the COVID pandemic situation and the ongoing collaboration between the two countries in this regard. Both the leaders also shared their assessment of the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan in both countries. The Prime Minister reaffirmed India’s support to Bangladesh in addressing these challenges.
While interacting with the Crown Prince of UAE, Mr. Modi thanked him for the support extended to Indian citizens in his country. The leaders expressed satisfaction about the effective cooperation between the two countries during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Mr. Modi also conveyed his best wishes for the good health and well-being of the Crown Prince, the Royal Family, and the people of the UAE.
On this festive day of Eid, India reported more than 1.38 lakh cases of COVID-19. According to the Union Health Ministry, a total of 6,977 cases were registered in the last 24 hours. The overall tally has taken to 1,38,845 cases while 154 more people died. The death toll now has become to 4,021.