It has been a year now we came across with the news of covid 19. We are well aware of the destruction caused by the virus globally. It has not affected the people health-wise but economically as well. When the news broke out in Pakistan, the hustle and chaos were created. The fear of the virus affected people differently. Few set of people were psychotically disturbed. Some people took it maturely by understanding that taking precautions one can keep themselves safe. Whereas, some thought that it is an ordinary virus.
The harsh reality was seen when the relaxation was imposed on lockdown for Eid festive. At that point in time, I realised that Pakistan is just not fighting with the pandemic but also with illiteracy. The massive amount of rush was seen in markets without following the SOP’s imposed by the government.
Till date, the situation in markets and public places is the same. When we step out from nowhere it seems that a nation is facing an increase in numbers on daily basis. The government has ordered to open the businesses so that people don’t die off hunger or avoid scarcity which was faced by people in the first wave.
A simple and easy precaution that can be taken is covering the face. Face coverage can stop the virus from transmitting in our body and the other one is washing hands frequently.
In my opinion, its high time that we need to be socially responsible and serious. If not for us but for our parents and the elder one.
Submitted by Syeda Anum Fatima, Date 31 January 2021.