Karachi:Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed concern about increasing number of Coronavirus cases again in Pakistan for last two weeks particularly in Karachi and Sindh.

A PMA release said it has been observed that even after increase of Corona cases people are not wearing mask, not keeping social distance. People might have perceived that there is no more Corona in Pakistan. It is very shocking that even in this situation people are not following preventive measures. People are commonly seen hugging and shaking hands with each other.

After opening of all trades, businesses, government offices, and educational institutions people are least bothered to observe SOPs. Thanks be to God that corona situation in Pakistan is under control but remember that Pakistan is not corona free. Pakistan is at risk of second wave of Covid-19. It has been seen that second wave of corona in U.S.A, U.K, Brazil and other parts of the world proved more lethal and increase the miseries for human being.

PMA believes that it is time to properly manage the situation and government should take appropriate steps to control the situation and stop it going towards worsening. Government needs to monitor the situation closely and if cases are increasing in some area or institutions that must locked again. Everybody should know that it is a viral disease and spreads rapidly, so we once again request all people follow preventive measures. Educational institutes, hospitals, marriage halls and markets are more sensitive areas where SOPs should be followed strictly. In educational institutions primary and pre-primary classes needs more attention.

It has been observed that ratio of children for COVID positive is smaller but still they could be carrier of coronavirus and could carry it to their homes and spread it to their elderly ones like parents and grandparents. Although it is difficult for teachers to implement SOPs in smaller children but teachers will have to play their vital role to prevent spread of corona in society, even it is not better for children’s health to keep on wearing mask all the time in this hot weather and during long hours power failure because most of the schools do not have generator facilities. So children can keep their mask down when looking up at Class Board or teacher for inhaling fresh air. Furthermore mask can be kept down for fresh air when you are at distance from others.

PMA believes that till the non-availability of corona vaccine mask is considered as vaccine against coronavirus. This disease enter into your body through eyes, nose and mouth so avoid touching your face and wash or sanitize your hands again and again. Parents should also keep on informing their children about the preventive measures of Coronavirus. If we want to continue with our business, education system and with other routine works, we will have to adopt preventive measures. It is not possible to get rid of it so soon. We can only win this fight if every single person follows the SOPs and government is determined to implement SOPs strictly.