The capital administration banned the presence, sale, purchase, and movement of sacrificial animals in bulks across all sectors to prevent the spread of not only COVID-19 but also the Congo virus.
The order from the deputy commissioner issued stated: “Before Eidul Azha, there is an influx of sacrificial animals in bulk within the sector areas of the capital for sale and purchase. Although the government has notified areas for cattle markets, certain sellers disregard the designated areas and, with the objective of higher profits, move sacrificial animals in bulk within the sectorial areas.”
This presence of animals on roads, empty plots, green belts, and else in residential settings poses a health hazard d of contagious diseases. It is also a source of obstruction to traffic accidents and flow.
“The deputy commissioner hereby prohibits any sale, purchase, movement, and presence of sacrificial animals in bulk in the sectorial areas except at the area specified for the purpose by CDA as cattle Mandi.”
Officials said teams had been constituted for the implementation of the order. They will inspect the open areas and suitable places for the cattle markets to establish their respective daily limits. Moreover, police have also been asked to help the team to get the order implemented. So far, only three cattle markets – Tarlai, Tarnol, and Rawat – following SOPs.