The day lacked usual hustle and bustle and festivity as major mosques such as Jama Masjid and Fatehpuri Masjid in Old Delhi were closed for the visitors. Police were deployed outside mosques.
The family runs a restaurant, Kareem Sait’s Biriyani, led by 62-year-old Kareem, who belongs to the Kutchi Memon community in Mattancherry.
After a gap, city markets have started buzzing with activities yet again as the state government has relaxed curbs in the wake of Eid al Adha, which would be celebrated on Wednesday.
As the state gears up to celebrate Eid al Adha, meat traders are struggling to source livestock for slaughtering to meet soaring demands.
This is another Eid when there will be no shaking of hands nor warm embracing to greet each other because of stringent social distancing.
Usually many people come forward to distribute the food in orphanages during the festival.
Be-Nazir Ahmed, former chief of the government's Health Directorate said it will be "near impossible" to deal with the crisis if the situation worsens amid the existing scarcity of medical resources.
Prayers were offered in makeshift mosques across southern Bangladesh to celebrate the Islamic festival of sacrifice as cows were slaughtered in muddy fields across the sprawling camps.