CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, A POTENTIAL DISASTER THAT TEETERED PAKISTAN

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19, A POTENTIAL DISASTER THAT TEETERED PAKISTAN 

The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan has climbed to more than 2000Currently, Pakistan has the highest number of cases in South Asia and its far more than the neighbor country, India. Considering the present situation of Pakistan, the government took some important steps to reduce the cases of coronavirus from the country. From the past two weeks, the ministers of every province in Pakistan took some steps in order to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Each of the provinces in Pakistan executed varying levels of lockdown as the number of coronavirus cases rose instantly in the country. But still, the country is facing serious challenges to deal with this pandemic outbreak. 

Pakistan faces prominent challenges to deal with the current situation  

 

The country gravely mishandled the return of coronavirus-infected pilgrims from Iran, and most of the infected patients came from Iran. Not only that the country is also facing the challenges to deal with the rising patients. Muslim-majority countries, including Saudi Arabia, have canceled communal prayers, Pakistan’s mosques remained open for several weeks.  The health system of Pakistan, with dated and limited public health facilities, created the issues for the doctors and patients. Pakistan is woefully unprepared to deal with COVID-19 outbreaks and with the influx of critically ill patients. Doctors lack personal protective equipment that has caused health risks for them, at least one of the nine victims so far is a doctor. 

The consequences of letting coronavirus spread further would be devastating for the countryThe initial response of the country is already exposing that is concerned with the political patternsincluding the powerful army asserting competence over the civilian government. 

An Influx of COVID-19 positive cases from Iran 

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THE GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AND THE CREATION OF A NEW WORLD

THE GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AND THE CREATION OF A NEW WORLD  

 

COVID-19 will reshape our world, it is not sure when this outbreak will end up but it is sure that by the time it does, our world will look very different. The global world is experiencing the change because of the pandemic and it will result to create a new world.  The novel coronavirus epidemic that started in Wuhan, China on December 8, 2019, has infected more people than the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) combined. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Global war  

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): All you need to know about symptoms, risks and preventions 

Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause illness such as common cold and in more severe cases it also causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) outburst the public health emergency and it is a very alarming situation for the whole world. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was revealed in 2019 and it has not been previously identified in humans. The countries hit by a sudden and unexpected public health emergency and also their economies slow down as they spend more to counter the spread of the virus.   

Globally, on the 30th January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations declared the pandemic a public health emergency of international concern. This defines the outbreak an “extraordinary event which is determined to constitute a public health risk to other states through the international spread of disease and potentially require a coordinated international response”. 

Transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Coronavirus is zoonotic which means that it was transmitted between animals and people.  Further research has found that SARS-CoV was transferred from civet cats to humans. Coronavirus is now transmitting between human to human due to close interaction with infected persons, through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person sneezes or coughs and it also transfers by touching a surface or object that has the virus. 

Symptoms 

  • Runny nose 
  • Fever 
  • Sore throat 
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath  
  • Difficulties in breathing  

In more severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, multiple organ failure and even death. Current estimates of the incubation period – the time between infection and the onset of symptoms, ranging from one to 14 days. Most infected people show symptoms within five to six days. 

How deadly COVID-19 is? 

With more than 24,000 recorded deaths, the number of fatalities from the new coronavirus has overwhelmingly surpassed the toll of the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak, which also originated in China. 

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