COVID-19: Eid was cut short by restrictions Eid Bangladesh
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COVID-19: Eid was cut short by restrictions

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 14 May 2021, 11:56 pm

Dhaka, May 14, 2021: Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the major religious festivals of Muslims across the country, is being celebrated on Friday.

Today is a day of happiness, joy and excitement after fasting for a month. However, due to the coronavirus, the joy of Eid did not seem to be fulfilled in the various restrictions. As the recreation centers are closed, many people go there and go back upset.

There was no big Eid congregation in any of the grounds including the National Eidgah ground and the traditional Sholakiya. Eid prayers had to be offered in the mosque in compliance with the restrictions. There were also restrictions on hugs and handshakes.

The roads of the capital were quite empty today. After the Eid prayers, the usual scene of going home in new clothes or serving food to the guests was also limited.

Recreation centers in the country have been closed for a long time to prevent the spread of coronavirus. For this reason, other years, people flocked to the National Zoo in Mirpur, but this time it did not happen. However, many people are going there today as they do not know the matter.

On Friday (May 14) from 8 am to 12 noon, many people are returning home disappointed to see the zoo closed. Crowds can be seen in places like Hatirjheel, the open space in front of the parliament building, as entertainment centers like zoos and museums are closed.

This time five congregations of Eid-ul-Fitr have been held at Baitul Mukarram. Thousands of devotees took part in the congregation. The sermon is delivered at the end of the prayers. After that special prayers and munajat were held. Prayers are offered to save the country and the nation from the coronavirus and to protect people all over the world, including Palestine.
Protests erupted in Baitul Mukarram in protest of the continued Israeli offensive in Palestine. The Dhaka Metropolitan Branch of the Islamic Movement of Bangladesh organized the protest at the north gate of Baitul Mukarram around 11 am.

On the other hand, many people go to the village on the day of Eid to share the joy of Eid with their families and relatives. In the morning, the capital's Gabtoli bus terminal can be seen, many are coming to the terminal. From here some can go by bus to Paturia Ferry Ghat, some to Pakutia, Nagarpur of Tangail. Many went to Savar by bus without getting a car from North Bengal.