As coronavirus cases have been increasing in Pakistan with each passing day, it has been recommended to stay at home to avoid getting the virus.
Government, as well as Pakistani celebrities, have been urging people to practice isolation and stay at home for some time. Many of the celebs have utilised their social media platforms to ask fans to be responsible citizens. They said to be cautious as the virus continues to spread in Pakistan and across the world.
Actor Adnan Siddiqui, who recently returned from a trip to the United States, has also gone into self-isolation. He said, “Before anyone says anything, I have decided to lock myself in my room for 14 days”. Actor Humayun Saeed who also returned from US is accompanying Adnan during their quarantine period.
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Mere Pass Tum Ho, sirf Tum Ho Danish. 😂 Shehwar and Danish are quarantined together after returning from US. Hope you all have also isolated yourselves for your loved ones. 😉 Stay safe everyone! . Note; Humayun and I will be coming live on Instagram around 8ish pm Pakistan time. ❤️ . . . #adnansiddiqui #quarantine #Covid19 #coronavirus #karachi #US #texas #return #hygiene #safety #staysafe #love #life #peace #health #🙏🏻
Social activist Jibran Nasir and actor Maya Ali also get their tests done after their return from the US. However, their tests come negative which gave them a sigh of relief.
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It’s been almost 5 days since I came back from my shaukat khanum fund raising US tour. I had chills when I was there. I got really worried so when I arrived at Lahore airport, they had a proper procedure for all the travellers to go through under the screening. Then I got checked myself and waited 2 days for results. Alhamdulillah test turned out negative. But this whole process wasn’t that easy. Stress, anxiety, sleepless nights and most importantly that fear… I know it’s a crucial time, not only for Pakistan but actually for the whole humanity. There is no vaccine that has yet been dicovered for this virus, all we can do is self care and follow proper measures. We must take it seriously. I am more worried about those people who survive on daily wages, now they don’t have any source to feed themselves and their families. They can’t even get checked themselves because of affordability. I’ll request the government of Pakistan to think about them and try to arrange a team who can reach them and get them checked free of cost. This is not a time to panic and this time too shall pass by Insha ALLAH. For now social distancing is the only way for our safer future. We won’t hug for some time so we can meet more happily later… Have faith in ALLAH and do take every possible precaution for yourself, for your family and for the entire humanity… “Beshak ALLAH is the greatest” #washyourhands #wearmask #socialdistancing
Fahad Mustafa also requested fans to keep their ego asides, and don’t get offended when people don’t meet you.
Mushkil ko ziada mushkil na banayen pic.twitter.com/YUNS95hyVD
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) March 18, 2020
Mahira Khan reminded people to practise self-isolation and be careful by taking simple precautions.
Let’s not be careless. We can really help the situation by being aware and taking care of simple things. Soon it’ll be over InshAllah and we all would have played our parts in making it better. pic.twitter.com/Y96alxA3EB
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 19, 2020
Reminder- please practise social isolation as much as possible. This is important. You can save the virus from spreading and save lives.
And wash your hands 🙏🏼
Hoping and praying for the world to get better, inshAllah. #CoronavirusOutbreak #coronavirusinpakistan
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) March 17, 2020
Actor Bilal Ashraf also asked producers to stop shooting for the safety of cast and crew.
A humble request to all those shooting to please stop temporarily. Just because it hasn’t hit you doesn’t mean it can’t Allah na Karay further the producers shud pay all the workers a bare min so they can run their kitchens Don’t take this lightly. Thanks 🙏
— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) March 19, 2020
Ali Zafar seemed surprised and concerned about the growing coronavirus cases in Pakistan.
26th Feb, First confirmed Corona case in Pakistan
20th Mar, 481 confirmed cases (23 days later)
31st Jan, First confirmed Corona case in Italy.
23rd Feb,150 confirmed cases (23 days later)
20 Mar , 41035 confirmed cases,4061 deaths.
Where will we be in a month?#lockdownpakistan
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) March 21, 2020
Model Hareem Farooq, however, talked about the value of unity. She said, “We have to come together as nation to fight coronavirus and together we can”.
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Its distressing times like these that remind us the value of unity. We have to come together as nation to fight corona virus and together we can INSHAALLAH 💕 Social distancing is vital to keep yourself, your loved ones and everyone around you safe. Only get out if you REALLY have to. Keep washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds at least And most importantly don’t forget to find ways to keep duas, hope, positivity, love and kindness alive because these are the key elements to surviving ANY kind of tough situation. Stay safe everyone 💓 #happyfridayhareem #jummahmubarak❤️ #coronaviruspakistan #unite
Ahmed Ali Butt also asked fans to be socially responsible, be more mature and protect your loved ones.
Moreover, apart from Pakistani celebrities, Bollywood actors are also sharing their thoughts about the coronavirus. They are asking fans to stay at home to stay safe from the virus.
Pakistan now have 500+ coronavirus cases
As per the latest report, Sindh reported 15 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, after which the provincial tally rose to 267. The number of confirmed cases in Pakistan now stands at 519, with three deaths. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah announced on Friday a complete lockdown of Sindh for three days. The decision came after contact cases increased in the province.
Globally, 185 countries have been affected, more than 10,000 people have died and more than 253,000 infected by the disease as it spreads rapidly to new territories. The epicentre of the outbreak has now shifted to Europe, especially Italy, which is recording a rapid rise in new cases and deaths every day.