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Anti-Infective Agents


ISSN (Print): 2211-3525
ISSN (Online): 2211-3533

Opinion Article

Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19): Systematic Analysis of the Situation in Pakistan-Responses and Potential Advancements

Author(s): Muhammad Imran Din*, Jawayria Najeeb, Maryam Zaheer Kiyani and Rida Khalid

Volume 19, Issue 2, 2021

Published on: 25 September, 2020

Article ID: e140222186305 Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/2211352518999200925152039

Price: $65


Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19), emerged in Wuhan (China) during December 2019, has now grown into a global scale pandemic that is influencing the civilization of the whole world. As of 25th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released 65 situation reports starting from 23rd January 2020 to 26th March 2020 regarding this new disease. The virus has now been identified and named as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-- CoV-2). Total confirmed cases documented across the globe have reached up to 462,684 including 20,834 confirmed deaths from this disease as of 26th March 2020. This study focuses on the essential developments, or response procedures opted by the various countries and presents an elaborative account of the various steps taken by the Pakistan government to respond to this dynamic situation. As a third world country, the fall out of these actions can have severe repercussions. This study attempted to highlight some of the peculiar trials Pakistan is facing in these challenging times and discusses the effect of COVID-19 from the perspective of the third world nation. We believe that this study will provide a realistic picture of the current scenario taking place in Pakistan and will assist the government and concerned institutions/agencies in developing better plans for effectively dealing with this COVID-19 virus.

Keywords: COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, Pakistan, infectious diseases, systematic analysis.

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