What can we do about the coronavirus? You can die from a heart attack. Death is inevitable and can get anywhere, a security guard in a supermarket in the Clifton area of Karachi told DW.
People’s views in Karachi.
Karachi is Pakistan’s financial center with a population of nearly 20 million people. Nearly 30 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to date in the metropolis, and around 250 have been reported across the country, of which South Sindh has reported more than 181. Authorities report coronavirus-related deaths related to the country from Gilgit-Baltistan on Wednesday. Experts say the number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan is increasing, but authorities and the average person seem to be taking the matter lightly.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech to the country on Tuesday was evidence of clear euphoria, analysts said. Khan said the cases are likely to increase further, but there is no need to panic. He also refused to impose a partial lock on major cities with the spread of the new coronavirus, officially called SARS-COV-
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Most of the COVID-19 infections in Pakistan come from pilgrims who returned to Pakistan from Iran earlier this month. The provincial government of Baluchistan has been “quarantined” by them on the Taftan border with Iran, but health experts say they have been damaged by the authority.
On March 16, Sindh Prime Minister Murad Ali Shah said that the federal government of Prime Minister Khan in Islamabad has helped the Baluchistan authorities “unaided” install quarantined pilgrims. He said thousands of returning pilgrims were being held at the Taftan facility, with infections increasing. “The crisis cannot be prevented until everyone acts responsibly,” said Shah of the Pakistan People’s Party, led by former chief Benazir Bhutto.
Shah’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus in Sindh Province have been reported locally and internationally. When the Taftan pilgrims from Sindh were sent to their province by the Baluchistan authorities, Shah placed them in an improvised facility in the city of Sukkur, quarantining each individual in separate rooms. But experts say Khan’s central government has not yet made a similar decision to address the deteriorating public health situation.
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The Pakistani Ministry of Health has issued a guideline to the masses on how to protect themselves against coronavirus. The government encourages people to avoid public gatherings, wash hands regularly, and stays away from virus patients.
Despite these public reports circulated through the mainstream media, many people in Pakistan do not seem to be ignoring the instructions. Poverty prevails in the country and many people cannot graduate. They consider coronavirus to be the least of their problems.