The holy Eid-ul-Azha is going to be celebrated countrywide on Wednesday 21st July. Celebration of this holy ‘Festival of the Sacrifice’ is taking place amid the Coronavirus pandemic. There is no substitute for adhering to some precautions during Qurbani to prevent the risk of COVID-19 contractions. You need to be careful from the time of slaughtering to cooking. Taking the following precautions, you will be able to celebrate the upcoming Eid in good health.
Precautions during Qurbani ritual in the Corona pandemic
- Choose a place for the Qurbani ritual. The place of Qurbani has to be a little far from home and open. If the ritual is performed at the designated place through proper management, no environmental pollution will occur. It is better to do Qurbani together in one place rather than in isolated places. It facilitates the job of the waste management authority. If the place is close to the road, it will be easier for the garbage truck to reach.
- Where the Qurbani ritual will be carried out, spray disinfectant at the beginning and end of the work, wash it well with soap and dry it.
- Those who skin and cut meat must wear gloves, face masks, and disinfectant rubber shoes.
- Before and after work, take a bath with soap and mild hot water.
- Under no circumstances, sneezing or coughing is allowed around the place of Qurbani. You need to maintain the crowds at the social distance.
- You must wash the meat container thoroughly with soap and water before and after use.
- Avoid dumping the dung or other debris of the animal of Qurbani in open spaces or drains. At the end of the work, fill all the waste in a sealed bag and keep it in the place designated by the city corporation. On the contrary, you can put them in a hole and cover them with soil.
- After cutting the meat, keep the leftovers in one place. After cleaning the animal's entrails, bury the debris in a hole or a designated dustbin without leaving it open.
- When delivering meats, keep them in small packets. Put on masks and gloves and then deliver the meat inside the door to the people standing outside. Make sure they are lined up at a distance of three feet.
- Follow the hygiene rules of COVID-19 during the process of donating Qurbani meats to orphanages and Madrasas.
- Follow Corona's regular hygiene rules when taking the meat to relatives' homes.
- Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before and after stirring the raw meat during cooking.
- You need to cook every part of the meat properly.
- Wash raw meat pots, cutting boards, knives, forks well with lukewarm water and soap.
- When storing in the refrigerator, keep the meat in as small packets as possible.
- Disinfect your kitchen space with sanitizers and/or bleaching powder after the procedures of chopping, processing and storage of raw meat.
- Ensure your home is completely disinfected by sprinkling bleaching powder at the end of the Qurbani ritual.
All in all, maintain these Precautions during Qurbani Ritual in the Coronavirus pandemic. You can keep yourself healthy as well as the people around you.