Pakistan’s livestock market ban
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.