So far in Pakistan public movement and routine is quite usual, seems like people are still non serious about the pandemic and the disastrous consequences. Fact is if one strata take it seriously and taking the measures it will useless until everyone in that locality is not practicing the same. Government cannot tackle all itself, although lock down is going to be implemented in all provinces effective from today.
But we need to take equal part in it responsibly Some serious concerns are about the opening food shops particularly snacks (samosa pakoray etc) uber drivers are without even masks and necessary measures.
Big companies like Uber should ensure the safety of its employees. Same goes for shopping malls grocery stores. If we have a look at international scenario regarding COVID-19 the global world seems to be in lock down from international flight operations to internal social and commercial life.
China is on the verge of corona free based on the fact that social distancing and social isolation is the only and best solution. Sources are evident that the cases reported in China are almost zero which shows that it had won the battle however in Italy, Iran, Spain the situation is getting worst with every passing day.
The whole world is in the dark shadow of COVID-19. Strong economies and health facilities are inadequate and shaking when the spread is huge because it uncontrollable in the developed world. The scenario could be disastrous in developing country like Pakistan if the spread increased considerably. A strict lock down is the need of the hour with awareness campaign and care for remote areas public from health to food.
As the lock down is on cards i have a concern and want to request the Government of Pakistan to grant at least one week leave to all government employees. They are certainly related to families and the life of whole family would b at risk if they got infected. They would be the primary careers of virus for the entire family, as its worldly acknowledged fact that social distancing is the immediate solution to combat this pandemic.
So all walks of life should be directed to stay at home for a determined period of time, if its not possible for all employees to be on leave for some important national tasks then at least ensure safety measures provision to them because not all can afford it on daily basis particularly low wages ones. prayers and best wishes to all the country fellows and people across the globe.
Farooq Rashid Butt