Effects of Covid-19 in Pakistan 2021

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            30 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have so far been administered as part of the government-led vaccination campaign in Pakistan.

 Effects of Covid-19 in Pakistan 2021

The Origin of this Virus was from Wuhan, Hubei, China. The First case was happened in 26 Feb 2020. When report is received from a student who just came backed to Pakistan from Iran. On the other hand, 18th March was the day when corona spreads in four major Provinces of Pakistan.

The final confirmed cases were seen on 17th June in all districts of Pakistan. Pakistan is still fighting with this ridicule’s disease, we can still hope that one day, situations will get better and Pakistan would become Covid-19 free soon.

In my next lines I will elaborate how many waves occurred in Pakistan till now. What are the disasters happened because of this pandemic? How it has affected our generation negatively.

What are the circumstances we can face if we avoid Sop’s? So, let’s move forward.  

Education Crisis in Pakistan because of Covid-19

On the verge of the deadly spread of Covid-19 in early 2020, Pakistan has been forced to institute school closures across the country.

Classrooms around the world have been closed to prevent the virus from entering the youngest classes of society. Developing countries, including Pakistan, have followed suit.

This pandemic is contributing to an education crisis, which continues to widen the gap between the privileged and the disadvantaged, and is again exhausting the poor as there are serious online broadcasting opportunities in physical classrooms.

Currently this single channel is the only access to education for millions of Pakistani students. And this channel is also not available to everyone.

Pakistan has struggled to keep millions of children in school and while the partial closures continue, teachers warn that school enrolments could continue to fall.

Some private school students receive additional curricula and courses, but most Pakistani children – those who attend public schools – are sent home without further education.

Many People are already not getting proper Education due to many reasons specifically Poverty is the one of reason for not getting enough Education. Because of Covid-19 many children are helpless and bound to work on Shops, Forums as labours. We can hope for the best, one day everything will be fine.

Vaccine Situation in Pakistan right now!

30 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have so far been administered as part of the government-led vaccination campaign in Pakistan.

Nearly 7 million people have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 24 million have received one in Pakistan to date.

The country, which launched its COVID-19 vaccination campaign a year after the first cases were reported, delivers more than a million doses of the vaccine a day.

Since the pandemic began in February 2020, UNICEF has been working closely with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSRC) to support its response to the COVID-19 emergency. UNICEF supports the government’s efforts to reduce transmission of the virus by promoting adherence to public safety measures and is now supporting a vaccination campaign against COVID-19 under the National Vaccination and Action Plan (NDVP). One million cases have been reported in Pakistan to date and at least 23,529 people have died from the disease.

According to research almost 8 millions of doses arrived in Pakistan via COVAX and many are coming to This includes 2.4 million cans of AstraZeneca, 100,160 cans of Pfizer and 5.5 million cans of Modern, the latest donations from the US under the COVAX can sharing mechanism.

UNICEF is leading efforts to deliver and deliver a safe, effective and affordable vaccine for COVID-19 on behalf of the COVAX facility, which aims to rapidly reach people in low- and middle-income countries. UNICEF is also supporting the vaccine supply chain in Pakistan by providing additional cold chains, logistics warehouses, and ultra-cold chains with support from Gavi, the Japanese government, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The latter also finances the purchase of laboratory products, personal protective equipment (PPE) and oxygen concentrators. Same support was provided by the World Bank through a PEF grant for PPE, 1,320 oxygen concentrators and laboratory equipment for COVID 19 testing.

UNICEF also used its own resources to purchase 525 oxygen concentrators (525), pulse oximeters and PPE.

4th Wave of Covid-19 

The fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of slowing down in Pakistan, as the number of active cases in the country exceeded the 60,000 mark as of Friday morning.

Data from the National Centre for Command and Operations (NCOC) shows Pakistan has lost an additional 86 people to the virus in the past 24 hours, leading to 23,295 deaths for the country’s state, News Pakistan reported.NCOC statistics put the country’s positivity rate at 7.79%.The NCOC undertook a critical review of the spread of the disease in Karachi and decided to take all possible steps to help the provincial government combat the growing trend of the disease. It was previously announced that a meeting of the provincial coronavirus working group on Friday will decide whether a two-week blockade will be imposed on Karachi. The Sindh health department has recommended ending the full two-week blockade to contain the spread of the Karachi pandemic as the positive rate in the metropolis surpasses an alarming 30 percent, the report said.

Karachi received a strong proposal from the task force to impose a total blockade on the metropolis. Medical experts and the health department advised that traffic between and within the city be stopped for two weeks.

“Lockdown till Aug 8”

Hence, the Sindh government announced on Friday that it will impose a blockade on the province from Saturday to August 8 to curb the uncontrollable spread of Covid.The decision was made at a meeting of the provincial working group on the Presidential Council chaired by Prime Minister Murad Ali Shah.

Parliamentary leaders from political parties were also invited to the meeting. The meeting decided that public services would be closed from next week until those who were not vaccinated got their pay checks after August 31.

It was also decided that the police would be empowered to check the vaccination records of everyone on the street .

The provincial government has also decided to close all markets in the province. However, the export industry and pharmacies can remain open.

Socio-Economic Effects of COVID-19

The economic turmoil associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has far-reaching serious consequences for financial markets.

One of the most important events was the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, which led to a crash in crude oil prices and a crash in the stock market in March 2020. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) expects a $220 billion revenue cut in developing countries and expects The economic impact of COVID-19 lasts for months or even years. Some financial experts also expect global GDP and growth rates to decline.

According to the World Bank’s electronically published report, The Global Economic Outlook during COVID-19: A Changed World Pandemic, COVID-19 is spreading at an alarming rate, contaminating millions of people and halting monetary policy as countries are forced to limit the spread of infection.

With rising wealth and human costs, the financial losses are palpable, speaking of the biggest monetary shock the world has experienced in decades. COVID-19 is likely to cause great economic damage to the world in the future. In South Asia, India appears utterly powerless against this pandemic, both in terms of a health crisis and a severe economic recession amid a hostile environment of China-India stagnation.

On the other hand, the economic challenges facing Pakistan during the pandemic, as highlighted by various analysts, are shrinking aggregate demand for goods and services, disruptions in manufacturing activities and supply chain management, and a significant decline in trade volumes. 

Both at home and abroad . The massive decline in investor and consumer confidence in economic activity is a worrying phenomenon that represents a tightening of financial conditions and leads to a complex situation related to deleveraging.

The build-up of debt has a direct impact on government spending and further shrinks the economy, which already faces lower imports and exports. Table 4 highlights Pakistan’s main economic indicators and their impact on the economy.

 

Conclusion

 COVID-19 is an unprecedented pandemic and catastrophe that has plagued the human race. It has conquered even the best health systems in the world, destroying economies and leaving an unimaginable socio-economic impact on society.

It will take years to assess the damage this pandemic has caused, despite the available statistics; they suggest a bleak picture for the near future. According to WHO and other UN agencies, developing and least developed countries are the hardest hit.

Even in industrialized countries, the weaker classes of society suffer the most. Pakistan has struggled to climb the development ladder in recent decades, but is still slightly better off than less developed countries, with around 40% of its population living below the poverty line.

COVID-19 is likely to have a long-term impact on various aspects of our national life. This document attempts to provide a political perspective on the current situation. The document is intended to help policy makers and researchers conduct further research which is so important to improve the process of policy formulation and implementation, especially after the spread of COVID-19.

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