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Refrain from embrace, handshake on Eid day, advises DGHS

Published : Sunday, 24 May, 2020 at 10:51 PM  Count : 253

Refrain from embrace, handshake on Eid day, advises DGHS
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has called upon all to refrain from embracing each other and shaking hands following Eid-ul-Fitr prayer on Monday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Additional Director General of the DGHS Prof Dr Nasima Sultana made the call in a daily online health bulletin on Sunday.

Besides, she called upon all to take part in Eid congregations maintaining minimum three feet of distance.

Prof Dr Nasima Sultana said, "Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday. We can see that many have already left the cities for their village homes and are still going. However, it's a request from the Directorate General of Health Services to all that they will follow health guidelines. Maintain social distance in all cases. Take part in Eid jamaats maintaining minimum three feet of social distance. It's our request to all Muslim brothers to refrain from embracing each other on Eid day," she said.

Prof Nasima Sultana also called for taking extra care of children. "Please be cautious so that children don't face any risks owing to the joy of Eid. All including children must wear masks. On return from outside, everyone must wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water. Don't eat any food sold outside openly. Coronavirus enters the body through nose, mouth and eyes. So, be careful of your bare hands. Don't touch your nose, face or eyes. Make the children aware of it. Please remember that you can remain protective following the awareness, caution and health guidelines."

Addressing those who have already been infected with coronavirus, Prof Nasima Sultana said, "Those who have already been infected should follow the isolation rules. Take nutritious food. Drink and eat more water and liquid food. Eat Vitamin C enriched food like lemons, oranges, guavas and other fresh vegetables. Eat Zinc-enriched food. Zinc is available in food like egg, meat, pumpkin, palong shak, mushroom, garlic, milk and food produced from milk."

She also suggested to continue light exercises for lungs to keep it active.


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