Don’t panic

Published: March 24, 2020
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KARACHI: Since a lot of us are isolated in our houses because of the current coronavirus situation, there are still some people who are considering it a vacation and believe that it’s just a common flu that one can recover from pretty easily.

Remember that the panic about coronavirus all around the world is because of its high potential of spreading very easily. There’s no doubt that the virus has about 4-5% mortality rate which means 95% of the people can recover from it if they have a strong immune system, but think about others who can’t. This requires us to be careful and responsible towards people living with us. It is important to take every possible measure to avoid being infected and causing trouble for others. One person’s irresponsibility can put others at risk because it spreads fast! It’s not about how much it kills but how easily spreads.

Keep yourself clean, avoid touching your face, drink a lot of water and whenever you leave or come back home wash your hands and sanitise them before touching anything. Precaution is better than cure.

Iqra Siddiqui

Published in The Express Tribune, March 24th, 2020.

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