Srinagar, July 16: COVID-19 spreading at a rapid rate in Kashmir is making everyone think what they can do to keep themselves safe till a cure is found.
According to the media reports the human trials of the COVID-19 vaccine have already commenced in India and there is a possibility about breakthrough being achieved soon. Russia is claiming that it has already found the antidote for the virus and many other countries are hoping that they too will find a solution soon.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “People of Kashmir should understand that they will have to keep themselves safe till a vaccine is found. Visiting markets and hospitals unnecessarily will aggravate the problems. We have to bear in mind that virus is waiting for us to come out.”
He said, “There are many people who have to venture out of their homes as they are duty bound, but the ones who can sit inside should avoid coming out without any valid reason. Perseverance only can save us.”
A medico said, “It seems that virus has mutated and has become more active. All of us should understand that it is present within the community and we cannot run away from it. We need to take precautions. It’s unfortunate that we don’t see many people wearing masks. They believe that mask is no protection but the studies have proved that masks, social distancing and sanitizers are the first line of defence.”
He said, “Canards are being spread about COVID being a hoax. It’s not a hoax. People are dying across the globe due to them getting infected by this deadly virus. Being complacent and believing that virus won’t do anything is nothing but ignorance and foolishness.”
It’s in place to mention here that COVID-19 has claimed more than 210 lives in Jammu and Kashmir since the outbreak of pandemic and of these deaths 50% have occurred during the first 15-days of July month.
“It appears that virus activity is at its peak. Somehow we have to ensure that this activity reduces. It’s not possible to reduce it till we stop moving around as the virus moves along with us,” the observer added.
He said that people should understand that everything can wait till the pandemic ends. “Saving human lives is more important than any other work. The COVID-19 is threatening the very existence of the human race,” the observer added.
“Authorities have re-imposed the lockdown in most parts of Kashmir and strict steps are being taken to ensure that people follow the COVID norms. But the increasing number of positive cases, and spike in deaths have pressed the panic button. More needs to be done to slowdown the activity of the virus,” said another analyst.