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March 28, 2020

Lockdown

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March 28, 2020

As the number of coronavirus cases are continuously rising, it is imperative that to control the virus we make sure we lock down all major cities. If this is not done people will start dying like flies as Pakistan does not have enough money, hospitals, doctors or even PPEs for doctors and care-givers to look after the sick. However, a lot of brainstorming is required so that while affording protection to the citizens, the economy does not go into a tailspin. Hospitals, pharmacies, pharmaceutical factories, businesses producing foodstuff, grocery stores, vegetable stores, oil refineries, petrol pumps, automobile workshops, public transport, etc should remain open to service the sick and healthy. Chen Xi, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Public Health, talking about the Wuhan lock down has said countries should follow strategies like social distancing, early diagnosis, early isolation, and early treatment.

Syed Hussein El-Edroos

Islamabad