Pak­istan’s live­stock mar­ket ban

Burton Mail - - World -

PAK­ISTAN au­thor­i­ties are ban­ning open-air live­stock mar­kets in cities for the up­com­ing Mus­lim hol­i­day of Eid al-adha, or Feast of Sac­ri­fice, to con­tain the spread of the coro­n­avirus.

How­ever, peo­ple will be al­lowed to buy and sell sac­ri­fi­cial an­i­mals at the des­ig­nated 700 mar­kets, which will be set up on the out­skirts of cities across the coun­try. These mar­kets will only re­main open from dawn to dusk.

Yes­ter­day’s move comes as Pak­istan re­ported 69 more Covid-19 deaths, tak­ing to­tal fa­tal­i­ties to 5,266.

Pak­istan now has 251,625 con­firmed cases and the de­ci­sion to ban open-air cat­tle mar­kets within the cities was an­nounced at a meet­ing of the Na­tional Com­mand and Con­trol Cen­tre.

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