Ahmad Jawad Osmani, the acting minister of public health shared this yesterday in a meeting with officials of the Commission for Organizing Ashura Ceremonies, said the ministry in a statement.
The acting minister ensured the ministry will cooperate with the commission by providing protective masks and disinfectants.
According to the information provided by officials in the Commission for Organizing Ashura Ceremonies, this year the Ashura, or Shi’ite Muslims’ major religious commemoration of the martyrdom at Karbala of Hussein, will be held in open spaces, starting from the day 5th of the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
Afghanistan still registers infections related to the pandemic and large crowds could likely spark another surge in infections.
Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, honors the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad who was slain in a battle in Karbala in the year 680.Follow TKG on Twitter & Facebook