The Minister of Public Health has asked the Afghan people to avoid gatherings, inviting relatives and friends for greetings and buffets during Eid Al Fitr this year and celebrate the Eid at home under lockdown.
The Health Minister, Ferozuddin Firoz called on all families and members of the community to avoid the social visits tradition this year as Eid Al Fitr comes under the exceptional circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Traditionally the festival at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan is marked with communal prayers in mosques, visits to friends and family.
The special Eid al-Fitr prayers are typically among the best attended of the year, and people also mark the occasion by holding parties.
As many as 8,145 COVID-19 infected people of people in Afghanistan are still receiving treatment and medical care.