Hyderabad, Aug. 1 -- Eid ul-Adha was celebrated in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana and neighboring Andhra Pradesh on Saturday on a low-key note in view of the coronavirus crisis, as Muslims offered prayers in mosques and sacrificed animals.

Namaz-e-Eid was offered in mosques as worshippers maintained social distance and took other precautions as per the COVID-19 protocols.

There were no prayers in Eidgahs or open grounds which otherwise witness large congregations of Muslims twice a year. Like Eid ul-Fitr, which was celebrated in May, the prayers were not held in Eidgahs.

However, this time, the congregational prayers were allowed in mosques but subject to certain restrictions. Most of the mosques saw prayers in two spells to en...