Government of Pakistan has requested to public to isolate themselves to avoid this epidemic disease. It is announced that there will be complete lock down in Punjab from 24 March to 6 April. Similarly, in other provinces, provincial government has announced lockdown according to needs. Government has called for army to control the situation of lockdown. Army, Police and Rangers are checking the movement of public. In case that people are moving out without any reason then people are punished. It is our responsibility that as a nation, we cooperate with our government in this harsh situation.

Stay Home and Save Pakistan From Corona Virus Covid-19
Faiqa Afzal
Faiqa Afzal

Stay Home and Save Pakistan From Coronavirus COVID-19

Introduction:

Coronavirus disease is a respiratory disease that is caused by a virus known as coronavirus (COVID-19). World health organization named this virus as COVID-19 because first of all this virus infected patients in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The genome of coronavirus is same like as the genome of bat coronavirus and both these viruses have same natural host, bat. This respiratory disease is an acute and severe. Sometimes, patients are not showing any type of symptom after infected by this virus. But, in most cases, patients are showing some symptoms like fever, respiratory failure, fatigue, cough, multiple organs failure and gastrointestinal infection. In most severe attack of this virus, patient will be died. The spread of coronavirus disease is not through air while it is spread through contact among humans. First time it was reported in 2002 then reported in 2012 and now it is again back in a very severe condition. This coronavirus outbreak is now on large scale.  In China, some patients were observed with pneumonia in December 2019 that was confirmed as coronavirus disease later. In 2020, this coronavirus disease is first time reported in china where its 79,968 cases are reported in first week of March. While 7169 cases of coronavirus are reported in rest of the world in the same time of period.

Coronavirus Disease:

Coronavirus is a disease of respiratory tract in humans. This virus is a RNA virus that infects humans and in more severe condition patient will be died. This disease is transmitted human to human through contact. In 2019, in China (Wuhan), there were some patients of pneumonia that confirmed later as the patients of Coronavirus. During this period, spring festival was going on and numbers of people were attending this festival. In this gathering, coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, China. Due to this disease, numbers of people have died. The risk of this disease is more common in elders and people who are suffering with other diseases. In this disease, white blood cells of humans are affecting badly so we have to make our immune system strong.

Symptoms:

Patients having coronavirus disease either show symptoms or not. So, don’t wait for any symptom and go for screening test to keep safe. The patients of COVID-19 show various symptoms that are:

  • Fever,

  • Fatigue,

  • Gastrointestinal infection (very few patients show this symptom),

  • Cough,

  • Shortness of breath,

  • Respiratory failure,

  • Multiple organs failure,

  • Headache,

  • Sore throat,

  • Vomiting,

  • Diarrhea,

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Transmission:

Coronavirus may be transmitted through bat to humans or by other carrier. Coronavirus is transmitted through only contact among humans. When humans make connection with one another, this virus is transmitted. The transmission of coronavirus is not through air so we can avoid this by following precautions. The main reason of transmission of this virus is the massive flow of people around the globe. There are many countries in the world where it is transmitted through people how have recently tour of any infected country. For example, in Pakistan there is no local case is reported still and all the epidemic condition of country is only due to native citizen who have toured the rest world recently.

Diagnosis:

China has developed a kit for the diagnosis of coronavirus disease. Screening is also used for early detection of this virus. Diagnosis of coronavirus disease is caring out through:

  • Real-time PCR,

  • Next-generation sequencing,

  • Electron microscope,

  • Treatment:

    There is no treatment of this disease still. The best way to avoid this viral disease is just to follow the precautionary measures. Scientists are trying to search the treatment of this disease and they have tried to make its vaccine experimentally but are not succeeded. In current conditions, doctors try to treat the symptoms of this viral disease to give relief to the patients. A number of patients have recovered successfully.  

Stay Home and Save Pakistan From Coronavirus Covid-19

Precautions:

The best way to avoid this coronavirus disease is achieved by adopting precautionary measures. Some the precautions that have to be followed are:

  • Use of mask,

  • Wash your hands more times,

  • Use of sanitizers,

  • Don’t shake hands with anyone,

  • Keep away yourself from crowd,

  • Makes distance with others while talking,

  • Isolate yourself maximum as you can,

  • Eat foods that having maximum vitamin C,

  • Drink plenty of water daily,

  • Clean your throat with hot water,

  • Take steam

  • Correct use of Mask:

    In this period, there is need to learn the correct use of mask. If you are infected, then you have to use the mask in a way that its dark colored side is outward so that you are not source of transmission to other people. While people who are healthy, they have to use mask in a way that its light colored side is outward so that you are not infected by any patient.

  • Situation in the World:

    From China, the coronavirus has spread out in almost 194 countries. Now, China has controlled this harsh situation and they are opening their cities after sterilization. Italy has become second major center of coronavirus in these days and numbers of people are dying due to coronavirus. WHO has announced that America and Europe are on the risk of harshest situation with coronavirus in next days. Saudi Arab has banned the entry of people from all countries either for Ummrah or any visit and even they continuo this ban more. Russia has ordered complete lockdown in their country and to implement this order they have released lions in streets so that people cannot come out of their houses. Russia, Latvia, Pakistan, Faroe Islands, Jordan and Mexico are the countries where all the cases of coronavirus are imported from infected countries.

Stay Home and Save Pakistan From Coronavirus Covid-19

Situation in Pakistan:

In Pakistan, there is no local case is reported. The all over cases of coronavirus are due to native people who have come back from other countries recently. The native people who came back in Pakistan brought risk of this virus with them. IN spite of knowing that they should be isolated themselves, they meet with their families and other people and cause of many others transmission of coronavirus.  In the last of February 2020, cases of coronavirus are started to be reported.  More cases of this viral disease have reported in Sindh province and now rapidly increasing in other provinces. The educational ministry has locked all the educational institutes in whole country from the end of February.

Government of Pakistan has requested to public to isolate themselves to avoid this epidemic disease. It is announced that there will be complete lock down in Punjab from 24 March to 6 April. Similarly, in other provinces, provincial government has announced lockdown according to needs. Government has called for army to control the situation of lockdown. Army, Police and Rangers are checking the movement of public. In case that people are moving out without any reason then people are punished. It is our responsibility that as a nation, we cooperate with our government in this harsh situation.

In light of Islamic Education:

Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) said that if any epidemic disease occurs in any area then people of that area don’t come out to other areas and no one should enter in that area (Sahi Bukhari, 5728). Moreover, the holy Prophet (S.A.W) said that a person died due to epidemic disease called as (Shaheed) Martyred (Sahi Bukhari, 5734). A group of people came to meet with the Holy prophet (S.A.W). In that group, Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) identified a person who was infected with an epidemic disease and said that you can go from here and your presence would be considered. Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) did not hand shake with that person and left a message that we should not make physical connection with the person having any epidemic disease (Mosand Ahmed, 1256).

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