LIVE: Eid al-Adha prayers near Paris held outdoors amid coronavirus pandemic

Ruptly is live from the Nelson Mandela stadium in La Courneuve, in the suburbs of Paris, on Friday, July 31, as Muslims are expected to attend morning prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

The prayers are taking place after members of the French government suggested to hold outdoors prayer and multiple staggered prayer times for the indoor ones due to the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing measures.

Eid al-Adha, or the ‘Festival of the Sacrifice,’ is the second of two globally celebrated holidays in Islam, the other being Eid Al-Fitr.

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