Coronavirus Program: 'Avoid Eid Gatherings if You Have Symptoms'
The Afghan Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs on Friday said that those who are suffering from COVID-19 or other infectious diseases should avoid attending Eid gatherings and other public events to help control the spread of disease in the society.
The Hajj Ministry said that from the Islamic perspective, it will be taken as a sin if a person with infectious diseases enters into large crowds of people while he or she knows that the illness will endanger the lives of others in society.
This comes as Muslims across the world prepare to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
In this episode of the program, host Wahid Ahmadi discusses the topic with Wahid Majroh, deputy public health minister, Dr Syed Khalid Rashid, doctor at the Afghan-Japan hospital in Kabul and Younus Mohmand, deputy head of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.