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Vendors wait for customers at an animal stall ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)

ISLAMABAD, July 12 (Xinhua) -- A livestock market in Pakistani capital city Islamabad has opened amid the COVID-19 pandemic to meet local residents' demand for sacrificial animals, such as sheep, goats, cows and camels to celebrate the Eid al-Adha, also known as the "Feast of Sacrifice."

Pakistan's Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has rolled out guidelines for the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival to curb the spread of COVID-19.

To date, Pakistan has confirmed 246,351 COVID-19 infections and 5,123 deaths.

A vendor waits for customers at an animal stall ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)

Animals are seen at an animal stall ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)

Customers check goats at an animal stall ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)

Animals are seen at a stall ahead of Eid al-Adha festival in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on July 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)■

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