Coronavirus is a viral disease that spread as an epidemic disease in 2019 all over the world. It affects education, health, and the economy at a great level. For controlling this epidemic many preventive measures have been adopted. Later, the Coronavirus vaccine was also prepared. Now it has been controlled at a great level.
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COVID-19 IN PAKISTAN
Corona Pandemic in Pakistan
“Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature”. (Hosea Ballou)
The Holy Prophet (SAW) says: “When you hear that a plague is in some region, do not enter it and if you are already there, do not leave it”.
An Epidemic is a disease that affects a large number of people within a community, population or region. A Pandemic is an epidemic that spreads over multiple countries or continents.
Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-Cov2 Virus. It first broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan. It hit many people in China. It also spread to other cities in China. Then this disease spread all over the world. People traveling from China to other countries of the world carried Covid-19 to their countries. Thus this local disease got the status of a pandemic-a worldwide epidemic.
The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, dry cough, fatigue, muscle or joint pain, nasal congestion, red eyes, nausea, sore throat, headache, loss of appetite, etc. Health experts say that like most respiratory diseases, Covid-19 is also transmitted from one person to another. Typically. when an infected person coughs or sneezes, he spreads the virus through droplets. The droplets can land on objects and surfaces. If a healthy person touches them, he can become infected too. Therefore, coughing and sneezing into tissues, not touching your face with unwashed hands, and avoiding close contact with infected persons are important. Mary Baker Eddy says:
“Disease is an experience of the so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body.”
We face chaos, panic, insecurity, pervasive dismal sight, and a dark and bleak environment. We keep social or physical distance from others to save ourselves. No separation but all are globally separated. A separation was created by the sudden catastrophe and not through any racial, religious, or ethnic discrimination. No country, no continent has any claim to counter the situation which has taken the world into its bony arms by surprise. No meditation has brought relief, or release from this impending, lurking fear which has psychologically shattered our nerves, faith, mind, emotions, and love. Fear has crossed all limits. People all over the world are panic-stricken. The pandemic has no range as it has caught the entire world. Human beings are panic-stricken by the psychological strike of coronavirus as its microbe is highly lethal. Coronavirus has no class, race, religion, sectarian relation, culture, or discrimination of any kind. It has claimed the lives of millions of people all over the world and millions are suffering from it. India, America, and England are badly hit by it.
Like other countries of the world, Pakistan is also facing Covid-19. It reached Pakistan through the infected persons who came from abroad. With the arrival of Covid-19, the whole nation has been in the grip of panic. The government started to adopt preventive measures to prevent or avoid this lethal disease. The persons hailing from abroad had to go through thorough medical check-ups. The infected persons were put into quarantine. In short, this disease pervaded Pakistan. People living in cities, towns, and villages got infected. Special desks were arranged in big hospitals to treat the people infected with Covid-19. Almost all the cities of Pakistan were in lockdown after the spread of Covid-19. Some affected persons put themselves in isolation at least for two weeks. Millions of people fell a victim to Covid-19. Many of them recovered but some died of this fatal infectious scourage.
The lockdown caused a heavy loss to the economy of Pakistan. The whole system of the country came to stand still. The educational institutions were closed. Industries of all kinds were shut down. The government offices were also partially closed and very few officials were allowed to attend their offices to discharge their duties. Thousands of workers and laborers were rendered jobless because of the lockdown. Unemployment created numberless problems and hardships for people of all walks. Shortage of food items was acute Many people had to face starvation and some died from it. The supply of goods for daily use was badly hit because of the non-availability of means of transportation. The prices of daily commodities skyrocketed. Jobless people and people with low incomes had to suffer a great deal. The government took some steps to alleviate the situation but to no avail. The rich people helped the suffering persons magnanimously. After a period of at least 6 months, the educational institutions were reopened. The lockdowns were removed and the people started their activities. It is dismaying that the Covid-19 spike continues.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.(Benjamin Franklin)
There is a significant rise in the number of Covid-19 cases across the country even today. People in the age bracket of 31-45 years are more vulnerable to the virus. The tally of cases of Covid-19 has risen to millions in the world. The good news is that vaccine for Covid-19 has been prepared. The World Health Organisation and the GAVI (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) vaccine group have exceeded an interim target of raising more than 2 billion dollars to buy and distribute Covid-19 shots (injections) for poorer countries. Anticipating the outsize demand for any approved vaccine the World Health Organization formed the COVAX facility to ensure equitable distribution. Pakistan has urged the international community to ensure that the Covid-19 vaccine is made available to all and distributed across the globe without discrimination or favor.
We must adopt preventive measures to protect ourselves from Coronavirus. We should wash our hands with soap and water. We should not touch our nose, eyes or face without properly washing them. Washing hands or using sanitizer kills the virus that may be on our hands. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from every other person in general and in particular from the persons who are coughing or sneezing. We must avoid hugging people. We must wear a mask to protect ourselves and others.
Masks are the best vaccine against the virus as it reduces the chances of being infected. People should avoid social gatherings, political rallies, huge weddings, handshaking, and visiting crowded places. But our government is flouting its own advice of limiting gatherings and is staging rallies against an equally careless opposition.
“Prevention is better than cure.”
The government is enforcing restrictions and smart lockdowns to control viruses. Still, the loss of life and the economic setbacks can be limited if the government acts fast and tackles the pandemic as a priority. This can be done with a strong awareness campaign, ramped-up testing, and strict restrictions on gatherings. Mask wearing should be non-negotiable in workplaces and schools, colleges, and universities as the rampant spread in these spaces may force an unwelcome closure at a later stage.
“Desperate diseases require desperate remedies.”
May Allah Almighty take pity on His helpless creature and end this horrible pandemic. This pandemic came as a catastrophe. It is hoped that it will disappear like a ghost by the grace of Allah.
“Disappointment is a sin.”
“To the sick, while there is life, there is hope.”
“There is many a thing which the world calls disappointment, but there is no such a word in the dictionary of faith. What to others are disappointments are to the believer’s intimation of the way of God”