Celebrity baker Nadiya Hussain. (Photo: Jeff Spice/Getty Images)
Eastern Eye Staff
BRITISH celebrities such as chef Nadiya Hussain, comedian Adil Ray and cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq have come together in a video to encourage Muslims to maintain social distancing norms while celebrating Eid.
Globally, over two billion Muslims observe the holy festival with communal congregations, group prayers, and feasts with loved ones.
The online video urged British Muslims to stay at home, and connect with their friends and family online.
“As we enter the final days of Ramadan and begin the auspicious festival of Eid al-Fitr, now could not be a better time to put others first,” said Hussain.
Ray, who tweeted the video, said: “This year, we can stay home, save lives and give consideration to others. What a wonderful Eid gift that would be.”