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Coronavirus: British Govt. calls in Army

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KARACHI: Death toll from the Coronavirus pandemic surged to over 14,400 across the world today (Monday 23rd of March, 2020, 4pm). 

British Govt. has called in army to support the civil administration that is endeavoring to contain the menace of Coronavirus.

Citizens have been asked to remain indoors to stop the spread of the mysterious malady. According to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock army would drive trucks round the clock to make sure the medical staff gets sufficient amount of medical supplies.

Coronavirus has claimed further 651 lives in Italy today (Monday 23rd of March, 2020) augmenting the world-worst toll from the pandemic to 5,500. Pope too has urged all Italians to follow isolation measures.

China, that is no more the epicenter of Coronavirus crisis, has not reported any new local case today.

An important officer of French Ministry of Defense, who happens to be this scribe’s longtime buddy, has written from Paris that she, like an enormous number of other Parisians, have been asked to remain indoors and that she was not sure would she survive the Pandemic.

While citoyen of a developed city is speaking so pathetically about the state of Coronavirus-related affairs, a big majority of our citizens seem least bothered about it. Despite repeated requests from the Federal and Provincial governments, most of the populace refuse to go to self-isolation.

Among various causes there are two major reasons that are forcing people to leave their places: One is that most of the houses are just a single-room abode harboring a dozen souls; Other is that daily-wagers need to  go out to earn to feed their large family.

Since Prime Minister Imran Khan has been repeating his mantra apropos transforming the country into a welfare state similar to Madina, it is time the poor of the poorest are aided. | YouTube Channel

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.