Government of Punjab Plan of Action regarding Covid 19
In this time of global crisis, the Government of Punjab is facing new challenges day by day to control this issue. In a country like Pakistan, where majority of people are still not believing that is there a pandemic or not, it is a great challenge for the government to deal with such people and make them aware of the ongoing situation.
It can be seen that the government has taken many steps e.g. smart lock down to keep Pakistanis safe from the effects of covid 19. Where most of the people are blaming government for increasing cases of corona virus and criticizing government, our government is dealing with this criticism in a positive way.
By implementing smart lock down in some areas of Punjab; more effected by corona, a decrease in cases can be seen in past few days. Our people are not realizing that it is not only the responsibility of the government, it is the responsibility of the people too to follow the SOPs and take precautions to keep themselves and their families safe from the corona virus.
The government is supporting many families by providing them with money in these hard times. Punjab government is using different strategies to make people aware of this pandemic. For example: by using technology, our government is making people aware of the risks and dangers of covid 19. Moreover, the government is ensuring food security to keep the public safe.
Impact on Economy
Such Pandemics cause harm to country’s economy as well and lead a successive government towards healthcare, poverty and many other challenges. It has to be seen that whether the smart lock down implemented by our government will be able to reduce the corona cases, death rates and by taking steps, our government will be able to tackle the issue of economic hardship or not.In my opinion, increasing cases of corona virus are due to the non-seriousness of people of Pakistan. Instead of lock down, there should be a strict curfew so that the situation would be in control. Secondly, the Pakistanis should follow SOPs and practice social distancing.
Most of the people living in Pakistan are not educated and are not aware of these two terms. So, they need education and awareness of these two terms for better understanding. The ongoing pandemic situation will take few months to be controlled if people will follow the SOPs and practice social distancing. Otherwise, the situations will be worst in Pakistan.