MoPH issues guidelines for slaughterhouse visits
July 25 2020 11:45 PM
A livestock market in Al Mazrouah ahead of Eid al-Adha.
A livestock market in Al Mazrouah ahead of Eid al-Adha. PICTURE: Shaji Kayamkulam

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has issued safety guidelines for citizens and residents to follow during the upcoming Eid al-Adha.
These include advices for people visiting slaughterhouses as well as for those who suffer from chronic diseases or are above 60 years of age.
"For your safety and that of others during this Eid, when visiting a slaughterhouse to choose your sacrifice or pick up the sacrifice meat, ensure adhering to the health guidelines," the ministry said in a post on social media Saturday. These guidelines are:

Avoid going to the slaughterhouse during rush hours; Avoid taking children under 12 years; Stick to the appointment time given to you by the slaughterhouse; Ensure that the Ehteraz app is activated and the 'Green' code is shown; Wear a mask; Avoid getting off the car unless necessary; Follow the slaughterhouse instructions and guidelines; Maintain a social distance of 1.5m between you and others; Avoid shaking hands and touching surfaces and equipment; Pay by card instead of cash when possible; Discard masks appropriately.

In another post on social media, the MoPH issued guidelines for those who suffer from chronic diseases or are above 60 years of age, while choosing a sacrifice or receiving the offering meat.
Such people should avoid going to the slaughterhouse as well as avoid hiring non-licensed butchers, the advisory states, adding that they should use home-delivery services.



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