Amir Khan breaks Lockdown Rules with Eid Gathering

Boxer Amir Khan has reportedly broken local lockdown rules by having a gathering at his mansion in Bolton to celebrate Eid.

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Another picture showed Amir posing with a friend and family member

Amir Khan appeared to break North England’s lockdown restrictions by having a gathering with family and friends to celebrate Eid.

The 33-year-old boxer took to Instagram to share several photos of the celebrations at his £1.3 million mansion in Bolton.

Amir wrote: “Eid Mubarak everyone! Spending Eid at home with family.”

The former world champion posted a photo of himself posing with his wife Faryal Makhdoom and their three children, Muhammad, Lamaisah and Alayna.

Despite the restrictions, the family wanted to make sure that their youngest child Muhammad enjoyed the celebrations.

Another picture showed Amir posing with a friend and family member who had both brought their children to the gathering.

All six wore matching outfits and smiled for the camera.

Amir Khan breaks Lockdown Rules with Eid Gathering

The localised lockdown in Greater Manchester and nearby cities were imposed on July 31, 2020. Current rules state that you should not meet people you do not live with inside a private home or garden, except where you have formed a support bubble.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock introduced the measures, affecting 4.5 million people living in Greater Manchester and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire.

The announcement was made to tackle the surge in Coronavirus cases.

Residents in all of Greater Manchester, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Rossendale, Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees are now banned from mixing with any other households indoors or in a garden to reduce Covid-19 infections.

Mr Hancock admitted that Eid celebrations would be affected.

He said:

“My heart goes out to the Muslim community. I know that this will have a particular impact on Eid celebrations.”

“We’ve been working with imams and religious leaders to ensure that Eid celebrations can go ahead in a Covid-secure way in mosques and there are some really innovative proposals to celebrate in parks where social distancing is easier and there’s more space.

“But it does mean, for everybody, meetings between households won’t be possible and of course that has a particular impact when there’s a celebration like Eid coming up for the Muslim community.”

This is not the first time that Amir Khan has flouted lockdown rules.

In May, Amir and his family visited his parents, signalling an end to a public feud.

The former world champion’s siblings and cousins were also there, many of whom he had not spoken to after also falling out with them.

The reunion was an emotional one because it was the first time Shah and Falak had met their grandson.

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