It is an undeniable fact that implementing safety precautions is the best way of combating the raging Covid-19 pandemic. Yet many people have continued to ignore this and brought the coronavirus threat into their homes because of their negligent behaviour. Instead of remaining cautious, people have continued to crowd places as if the pandemic is over.
We must not forget that Covid-19 has killed more than two million people in less than two years. Earlier in the year, India witnessed a horrific surge in coronavirus cases as well as deaths from the deadly virus, which was partly the result of mass gatherings. We need to learn from what happened in India and ensure that everyone is undertaking safety measures. In addition, it is important that everyone gets vaccinated against the virus. Even if the vaccine does not prevent the virus, it still reduces the symptoms and helps with faster recovery from the virus.
The past two years have been extremely challenging for the entire world. No one knows how much longer the pandemic will last. It is necessary that everyone follows safety measures issued by WHO to remain safe against the virus and help the country get back on track. We need to move towards normalcy as soon as possible.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 21st, 2021.