The spread of COVID-19 is increasing day by day. Sources are evident and reports on daily basis shows that the number of cases are accelerating. The death rates are adding up to the fear that has engulfed the whole world. People all over the world are under severe trauma and anxiety hearing that the horrible Corona has not any specific medicine or treatment.
When you get severe ill you are strait taken to the ventilator. The dead bodies are buried without rituals that are mandatory in different religions.
In Pakistan the cases of COVID-19 are increasing in all provinces along with the capital territory. The provinces are in complete lock down. However in capital the full lock down is not announced yet. The irony is despite lock down public is careless with the precautions and enjoying cricket in grounds. The question is who will make it possible for them to stay at home? Is it strict law and order or the self sense that would b real help of the meaning of quarantine.
They are not only risking their own life but the life of other country fellows. Corona Virus is not a joke people all around the world who are suffering from and who have seen the worst suffered people are campaigning on social media that how serious this disease is and how mandatory self isolation and social distancing. Stay at home practice all the precautionary measures prescribed by the doctors through wide campaigns on social media.
Great awareness among people about its severity is sadqa e jaria. Help the poor and needy around you and make sure no one is sleeping hungry. Although the government is taking steps to provide grocery to daily wage people but they can do it to the extent. You know well where daily wage people are residing in your locality. If you can afford go visit them and make sure they have basic food and not sleeping with empty stomach.
IMF (International Monetary Fund) has warned the world about the global recession that will happen due to pandemic. The organisations spokes person further added that the impact on the economy will be worst than the global financial crisis that hit the world economy in 2008-2009. The further suggestions were to boost the health system and to protected the affected. State banks of all states need to ease down the monetary policy. The huge stress was made on the global solidarity among Nations.
The IMF spoke person further added that the economic impact is severe and will be worst but as fast the virus will be stopped the recovery will be quick.
IMF is concerned about low income countries and closely working with them. Source Reuters keeping in view the world scenario and stress upon health and protection of workers the federal government is still confuse on a complete lock down in ICT with excuse that 25% labourers will be in difficulty to afford basic food stuff. The question is if The governments of other provinces are on lock down and they are making efforts to arrange grocery items for daily wagers then in ICT majority is working and business class they could have the capacity to go in to lock down for 2 weeks.
The government can request the economically strong strata to help the downtrodden in lock down days. Pakistani Nations has kind hearts they will prove it in this hard time. However lock down is the only solution to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The fear is If the spread of virus increased it will beyond control and cost massive lives and economic crunch. Timely measures and important and Pakistan is still in a position to curb and fight it with social distancing and isolating measures.
Experts are of the view that even a lock down is not guarantee of its curb still in lock down period less cases will be reported and the government will be in the position to strengthen its health facilities and system to fight it even after lock down.
Next two weeks are very critical for Pakistan as this time will decide that the virus will further spread or it will be controlled. Unfortunately the government of Pakistan is still confuse in complete lock down by ignoring the fact that if the tally will surge how it could be controlled, it is better to be safe than sorry. Its the matter of human life, the sweeping statements like corona is not fatal disease are insane and against the worth of human life. God forbid if the lock down confused decision persist long the situation in Pakistan would be worst than Italy. May Almighty protect all the living beings on the globe. Stay strong keep praying with necessary precautionary measures