Pakistan’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and Efficacy of Quarantine and Partial Lockdown: A Review
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Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar, PAKISTAN
CEOS University, Peshawar, PAKISTAN
Online publication date: 2020-04-20
Publication date: 2020-04-20
Electron J Gen Med 2020;17(6):em240
Pakistan, being as a neighbor country of China and Iran was vulnerable most to COVID-19 pandemic. During receiving Pakistani pilgrims from Iran, Pakistani government reacted toward the spread of COVID-19 after report of first COVID-19 case on 25th of February, 2020. Quarantine facilities were arranged with delay and were the main cause of epidemic in Pakistan. Out of the total COVID-19 cases 78 percent cases were linked with the visitors coning from Iran. Simultaneously, Pakistan announced closure of all education institutions with a partial lockdown across the country. This badly affected the labor community. Due to lack of record/ database, Pakistani government faced problem in supporting the labor community. The partial lockdown was effective to some extent and the epidemic was brought under control. To cope with such pandemic/epidemic situations in future, the various lessons learned have been given as recombinations for the future.
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