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Assam bans mass gatherings on Eid in view of Covid-19; five people allowed in mosques

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Assam on Eid in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, said the state government in an order on Monday. Eid ul-Adha will be celebrated in the state on Wednesday.

Assam health minister Keshab Mahanta has urged people to celebrate the festival at their homes, reported news agency PTI. Prayers at mosques will be allowed with a maximum of five persons, he said.

The state is also going to start Covid-19 testing at railway stations and airports, said Mahanta. Prior to this, the Andhra Pradesh government had issued guidelines to be followed during Eid-ul-Azha (Bakrid) Eid prayers.

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