Prime News, National (New Delhi), May 25:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (May 25) extended greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. He took to social media to give his message as the festival is being celebrated today across the country following social distancing and other requisite guidelines amid COVID-19 lockdown.
The Prime Minister tweeted, “Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special occasion further the spirit of compassion, brotherhood and harmony. May everyone be healthy and prosperous.”
Meanwhile, Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks.
The three-day holiday is usually a time of travel, family get-togethers, and lavish daytime feasts after weeks of dawn-to-dusk fasting. But this year many of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims will have to pray at home and make do with video calls.
Some countries, including Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan, have imposed round-the-clock holiday curfews. But even where many restrictions have been lifted, celebrations will be subdued because of fears of the pandemic and its economic fallout.
Saudi Arabia, home to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, is under complete lockdown, with residents only permitted to leave their homes to purchase food and medicine. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).