As per the news of 29th March 2020, Convid-19 has now reached in 199 countries of the world. Though, mortality rate is about 3% but there is a massive increase in the number of infected persons. The number of infected person has reached above one hundred thousand in USA and above 1500 in Pakistan. Most countries have made lock down of cities, states/provinces but cant been able to stop the spread. There is mindset that may be summers with hot temperature above 30 degree centigrade might kill this virus but still have no evidence and upcoming summers will inform us further. We may consider Australia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia or gulf region where there is still a very humid climate but patient’s number is increasing every day.
No country except of South Korea and China successfully implemented the convid-19 wipe out strategy from their surface. China blocked Wuhan city and made curfew and now there are no patients.
Lockdown could be a good strategy if people won’t come out of their house or don’t gather. But it is totally failing in Pakistan and people are not maintaining social distance. Other negative effect of lockdown strategy is that you can’t maintain it for a longer period of time because it is effecting economic situation of the country and for a daily wage individual. The situation is getting worse in South Asia especially in Pakistan & India where the majority of persons are living below poverty lines. They earn on daily basis. Business can’t be kept closed for longer period. So, it means that governments have to devise a strong strategy to eliminate Convid-19 or at least stop it at the position making the curve line in the graph straight.
I think that curfew and massive operation is a right solution. It means that you are putting up curfew for 72 hours to 100 hours (3 to 5 days), blocking all transport and going home by home for screening and testing. It will help clear that who are the corona hit patients and who are not. Then separating them from non hit corona patients and detaining those patients got corona within their room/house or putting them in hospitals / quatrain centers.
I presented / emailed this strategy to the officials of Government of Punjab and Sindh in Pakistan with a plan having team composition and let’s see if they consider it or not. I will write the same strategy after one week here under this topic which I forwarded to government of Punjab – Pakistan. I will be sending the same strategy to the Government of USA if they consider it too.
But just wanted to mention here that continuous lock-down is not a solution to the current problem. Either medicine should be developed to curtail this virus or a massive operation has to be done.