Bangladesh takes Eid break from COVID-19 lockdown

bangladesh takes eid break from covid 19 lockdown

Sumary of Bangladesh takes Eid break from COVID-19 lockdown:

  • Tens of millions of Bangladeshis defied a Covid-19 surge on Wednesday to join prayers in packed mosques and outdoor locations, as Muslims slaughtered record numbers of animals for the festival Eid al-Adha.
  • He said authorities have launched an app to facilitate online animal sales as they want to cut crowds in the cattle markets to stop the spread of coronavirus.
  • “A record 387,000 cows and goats have been sold online,” he said.
  • The Eid al-Adha animal sale is a $10 billion industry and is one of the key drivers of the economy in rural Bangladesh.
  • It is a key reason the government lifted the lockdown to allow cattle farmers to bring their animals to the cities.
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