Pakistan’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and Efficacy of Quarantine and Partial Lockdown: A Review
Mohammad Nafees 1 * , Farukh Khan 2
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1 Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar, PAKISTAN
2 CEOS University, Peshawar, PAKISTAN
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Abstract

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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Article Type: Perspective Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/7951

Electron J Gen Med, 2020 - Volume 17 Issue 6, Article No: em240

Publication date: 20 Apr 2020

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