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Muslims across the globe mark Eid al Adha in pandemic’s shadow

Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha on Tuesday amid a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country

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Muslims across the globe are celebrating Eid al-Adha this year in the pandemic’s shadow as well.

The festive holidays are being affected across the world owing to the surge of Delta Variant.

Tuesday was the first day of Eid Ul Azha for millions of Muslims in various countries across the world including Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.

A number of counties have relaxed COVID restrictions, while the lockdowns will severely curtail Eid al-Adha festivities in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s two largest cities.

In Melbourne, Muslims celebrate their second Eid al-Adha in lockdown in as many years.

Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha on Tuesday amid a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

While Iran on Monday announced to imposed a week-long lockdown from Tuesday in the capital, Tehran, and the surrounding region as the country struggles with another surge in COVID pandemic, state media reported.

On the other hand, in Bangladesh, authorities have allowed an eight-day pause in the country’s strict lockdown for the holiday that health experts say could be dangerous.

Pakistan will mark its first day of Eid ul Azha on Wednesday. Despite constant reminders to take precautionary measures against COVID and rising delta variant cases, Pakistanis are keen to celebrate Eid against the government’s advice.

Eid ul Azha across the globe in pictures:

Muslims offer Fajar prayers during the first day of Eid al-Adha, outside the iconic Haghia Sophia in the historic Sultan Ahmed district of Istanbul, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Thousands of Muslims attended dawn Eid al-Adha prayers in Istanbul. (AP Photo/Mucahid Yapici)
Muslims young and old gather for prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, that commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s faith in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Eid al-Adha marks the end of hajj. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)

 

 

Muslim worshippers offer Eid al-Adha prayer in the mixed Arab Jewish city of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The major Muslim holiday, at the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, is observed around the world by believers and commemorates prophet Abraham’s pledge to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers in the village of Salem, near the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Muslims pray spaced apart as a precaution against the coronavirus outbreak during an Eid al-Adha prayer at Zona Madina mosque in Bogor, Indonesia, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases and the government has banned large gatherings and toughened travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.