A Chinese professor, teaching Urdu language at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, has an important message on coronavirus pandemic for Pakistanis. Her message was recently shared by the Chinese embassy in Pakistan.
In her message, Nasreen talked about how China was grateful to Pakistan for helping it during the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. According to her, Pakistanis should trust also their doctors and science rather than giving an ear to baseless rumors.
“We all should trust scientific knowledge, doctors and our government rather than believing in rumors,” she said. “I am confident this crisis is temporary because through the efforts of our government and people we will control this pandemic,” she added.
Here are some messages shared by Chinese scholars and students of Urdu, “we are together” at this moment to fight COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/tu0wSMTKyz
— Chinese Emb Pakistan (@CathayPak) March 22, 2020
Pakistan has crossed 800 cases of coronavirus
This comes when a number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan have already crossed the toll of 800. The death toll from novel coronavirus in Pakistan has gone up to six as per reports.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged people not to panic and take precautionary measures to fight the deadly contagion.
Sindh is also under lockdown as it is one of the most affected provinces of the country. Balochistan government’s spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani on Sunday confirmed the province’s first death from the virus.
Earlier, a doctor from Gilgit Baltistan, Doctor Usama Riaz, who was screening suspected pilgrims returning to Pakistan from Iran was also tested positive on Friday. The brave young doctors died on Sunday after fighting the virus on a ventilator.
Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery
Michael Levitt, a Nobel laureate and Stanford biophysicist, began analyzing the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide in January. He correctly calculated that China would get through the worst of its coronavirus outbreak long before many health experts had predicted.
His prediction about the recent coronavirus has mostly come out true. Now, he foresees a similar outcome in the United States and the rest of the world. He also blames the media for causing unnecessary panic by focusing on the relentless increase in the cumulative number of cases and spotlighting celebrities who contract the virus.
“What we need is to control the panic,” he said. “we’re going to be fine”. “Numbers are still noisy but there are clear signs of slowed growth,” he added.
We hope and pray that the world gets through this global pandemic quickly as predicted by Levitt. However, Pakistan Day is being celebrated today with simplicity in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.