Thousands Observe Eid in Nigeria Despite Coronavirus Fears

Thousands Observe Eid in Nigeria Despite Coronavirus Fears

Thousands attended Eid prayer, Friday, July 31, at a camp for internally displaced people in northeastern Nigeria, despite coronavirus fears.
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READ MORE: More than 1 million livestock being transported from Cameroon and Chad for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, have been stopped at the borders with Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Nigeria.  Cameroon’s neighboring states are refusing imports because of COVID-19, forcing livestock merchants who depend on the annual festival to sell at cut-rate prices.

Spokesperson for the Central African Association of Cattle Sellers Clementina Ondo said their trade was already crumbling because of COVID-19.

The situation is made worse, she said, because border authorities are blocking trade of their livestock raised to sell for the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, known locally as Tabaski.
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LINK: https://www.voanews.com/africa/central-africas-muslim-feast-hampered-covid-19-blocks-livestock-trade


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