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ISLAMABAD (dpa-AFX) – A week before the start of the Islamic sacrifice festival Eid al-Adha, Pakistan’s authorities have warned of a new rise in corona infections. “The next ten days to two weeks are very, very critical,” said Asad Umar, head of a national agency for the fight against the corona virus, in Quetta on Friday. With a view to the festival, Pakistani medical associations also fear that the virus will spread further.
More than 200 million Muslims are currently preparing for the four-day festival in the South Asian country. Many travel to their families in crowded buses and trains. A common prayer in the mosques is one of the usual highlights alongside family visits. In Pakistan there are more than 270,000 proven infections with Sars-Cov-2./zik/arb/DP/eas