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A year later COVID-19 hasn’t lost power over humanity.
Overstaying the welcome for the past one and half years, the pandemic has proven to be quite stubborn. With the arrival of the third wave, new cases are reported every day, taking the lives of numerous victims. The vaccinations have been introduced yet the rate of case positivity hasn’t gone down.
The national emergency has extended quite a bit as the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has witnessed the upsurge of the COVID-19 rate by 50%. The tally of the active cases has reached 659,116 with 14,256 deaths.
During these unfortunate circumstances, a section of people is still taking lightly and ignoring the gravity of the matter. The SOPs are walked all over and treated like a mere joke, disregarding that how wearing a mask and maintaining distance can contribute to curbing the spread of the disease.
For quite a while shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas, and wedding banquets were banned. Bit by bit, when things started to get slightly normal, people took it for granted. Before we try to stop the force of the pandemic, we must educate the nation that how it can affect anyone of us. A disease like this spares no one – from upper to elite class, everyone is in severe jeopardy.
The loss of life when combines with the economic collapse, brings more damage to a country than expected. The wild beast of the pandemic has been on the run of devastation for a year and the world is still stuck in despair with a “new normal”.
The government has been making efforts to take unprecedented steps to effectively control the spread, but with the skyrocketing rate, we can only hope for Pakistan to win this battle. For a country that has previously suffered and fought major infectious outbreaks, we can hope that unanimously this nation can conquer the battle of the pandemic as well.