The world has become paralyzed because of coronavirus.
Airlines stopped. Schools closed. Gatherings cancelled.
But how long will this go on?
As scientists and researchers rush to make vaccines.
The question is when will things start going back to normal?
Online universities? Online jobs? To some extent it is possible but for a lot it is not.
The vaccine for coronavirus is being developed by several countries, Israel is working on it, Singapore and Korea have also controlled the disease to a lot of extent. China, while it was previously the epicenter of the disease, recently closed its makeshift hospitals and the number of cases are decreasing day by day. Europe is now the new epicenter of the virus.
China says vaccines will be there by the mid of April while new york post says it may take a year.
Soap companies, Food Industry, Toilet paper manufacturers and these kinds of essential coronavirus “fighters” are making a fortune as shelves in supermarkets are getting empty with people buying tons of hand sanitisers and fighting over toilet paper. While industries like events managing companies, tourism industries and the worst hit airline industries are the worst hit and have suffered a lot.
Apart from these industries, many colleges and universities are planning for schools to be operational during summer vacations, in order to make up for the holidays which have happened because of this pandemic. There are a lot of myths that the virus will not survive in hot weather and that it will go away in summer time but countries like Iran & Australia have a humid weather and still coronavirus is there, cases are also rising in India which also have a humid weather. Karachi is the worsley hit city of Pakistan with the highest number of cases, which has relatively hot weather as compared to other cities of Pakistan, so obviously saying hot weather will kill the virus is not at all true and seems highly doubtful at the moment. It seems like wishful thinking that the virus will go away on its own.
WHO has complimented Pakistan’s efforts saying that Pakistan’s response has been one of the best so far which is no doubt true, if world powers like China, US and UK are suffering because of this virus’s contagious nature, Pakistan at first seemed very poorly equipped to fight off this virus, but Pakistan proved itself otherwise. As long as travellers who have been testing positive and behave responsibly and as long as the process of person to person infections don’t start, hopefully Pakistan will be able to contain itself until the vaccine or an alternative cure is developed.