The Response of Pakistan to COVID-19 and Current Situation of Disease in the Country

  • Rizwan Ullah Depatment of Microbiology, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Ibrar Khan Depatment of Microbiology, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Aneela Rehman Depatment of Microbiology, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Azam Hayyat Depatment of Microbiology, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Mujaddad ur rehman Depatment of Microbiology, Abbottabad University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Salvatore Massa Faculty of Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy.
Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pakistan, Outbreak, Death cases.

Abstract

Background: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was reported for the first time in China and then quickly spread to other countries. In Pakistan, the first case appeared in Sindh province on February 26, 2020, and within a few weeks, more than 100 cases were reported across the country. Currently, all provinces and territories of the country are affected and cases are growing faster every day. Pakistan is among those countries that have problems with health and diagnostic facilities due to poor economic conditions.

Objectives: The present review aims to highlight the emergence, spread and control of the disease in Pakistan. Furthermore, it also highlights the response of Pakistan in the management of COVID-19 outbreak, and the country’s contribution in the field of science and technology for the betterment of diagnostic and treatment capabilities against the disease.

Methodology: Collection of data was done through national and international forums like Covid-WHO report and COVID-19 Health advisory platform by Ministry of National Health Services Regulation.

Results: The important mean for prevention is the proper use of Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs). Quarantine and isolation centers help in limiting the spread of this deadly disease.

Conclusion: It is concluded that no vaccine is available for the treatment of this emerging disease so far. The only prevention is to properly and strictly follow the SOPs guidelines.

Published
2021-01-27