You’d think a life-threatening experience like surviving COVID-19 would make people more mindful of Coronavirus precautions, but no. When people finally tested negative after treatment and quarantine in Multan, the first thing they did was wrestle it out.
— GNN (@gnnhdofficial) April 3, 2020
This display of ignorance outside a quarantine center in Multan is viral for all the wrong reasons. Some people never learn.
The people wrestling it out violating the most significant Coroanvirus precautionary measure, social distancing. The bystanders weren’t any better huddled in a crowd.
While the Pakistan public really isn’t taking this viral pandemic seriously, at least survivors of the novel virus should. They should know better by now, especially with the Coronavirus death in Multan.
Who to Blame
Recently a small study in China reported that 5-10% of patients that recover from Coronavirus later test positive after having previously testing negative, suggesting recurrence of the infections.
Previously it was revealed that like many other viruses, COVID-19 also remains in a patient who has recovered from the virus. It is not yet confirmed if they are still contagious and can spread the virus.
Amid this lack of information, it’s necessary that people remain in self-quarantine. This responsibility falls on the individual. By now, we ought to know better and religiously follow social distancing.
Oddly a media outlet actually blamed the medical personnel and authorities for the negligence of the people that had been released from quarantine centers and directed to self-quarantine at home.
Healthcare officials are already struggling to save lives with limited resources. How can anyone blame them for the ignorance of others?