The festive occasion of Eid-ul-Azha is fast approaching and many people will be heading to the cattle market to purchase their sacrificial animals.
This year, however, a visit to the cattle market will be a lot this due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visitors must strictly adhere to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and safety precautions enforced to stop the spread of the contagion.
You must ensure that you wear a mask at all times at the cattle mark. Millions of people are expected to visit the market ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, where more than 400,000 animals are already ready. It is imperative to wear a basic mask to stop the spread of the contagion.
Masks are being sold outside the cattle market to enforce the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). If you do not have a mask then buy one or use a face covering.
Special walk-through disinfectant gates have been installed at al entrance points of the cattle market. These spray disinfectants to all visitors and can help in controlling the spread of the coronavirus.
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after visiting the cattle market especially if you have come in contact with an animal. Make sure you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Safety instructions and coronavirus information is being given on special screens placed at the cattle market. Follow the instructions given if you are unaware of the safety precautions and about the deadly virus.
You can visit the cattle market to look, purchase and even spend time with your sacrificial animal. However, these simple safety precautions will prevent the spread of the virus and keep you and your family safe and healthy.
Many people flock to the cattle market as Eid-ul-Azha located outside Karachi. Over a million animals are expected to be sold, more than 200,000 people are temporarily presented, while the total footfall is expected to exceed thirty million.
Such large crowds can lead to the urge in coronavirus cases if the necessary protocol is not followed. It is our responsibility to adhere to these safety precautions while heading to the cattle market.