Letter to Editor | Welcome Eid Not A Spike 

People shop ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Srinagar on Monday | KO photo by Abid Bhat

EID is just round the corner and it is more welcome than ever as a lesser number of covid cases may allow us to spend it better. However, we must not get complacent. Experts have raised an alarm regarding an inevitable third wave of covid-19. If we do not follow SOPs, eid may make things take an ugly turn. To ensure that we do not pay a heavy cost of complacency, we must ensure that we celebrate with caution.

Following rules is pivotal to saving lives. Choose to celebrate responsibly. Wear masks around people. Sit in gardens or ventilated spaces. Maintain good hand hygiene. Maintain social distancing while distributing qurbani and during congregational prayers, if and where they’re allowed.

Remember, prevention is key. We can avert the worst. Third wave can easily be prevented from getting worse by staying alert, vigilant and responsible. As muslims, we must also ensure that we keep an eye open for those in need and ensure that they too have the means to celebrate a better eid.

Shah Kafeel

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