Pakistan's Response to COVID-19: Overcoming National and International Hypes to Fight the Pandemic [open pdf - 135KB]
From the Document: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] cases were reported from Islamabad and Karachi on February 26, 2020. Pakistan being one of the most densely populated countries in Asia, with a population of 204.65 million, and Karachi being the largest metropolitan city in Pakistan, has been greatly vulnerable to this outbreak. Owing to its present economic condition, health care resources, and the occurrence of previous outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already issued a level 3 warning for international travelers to Pakistan. The administration had a huge responsibility to constrain the spread through a timely response and the adoption of appropriate measures to avoid any major catastrophe. The disease was initially difficult to contain, especially because of noncompliance of the general population to the necessary measures and timely reporting of symptoms. Within 45 days, on April 10, 2020, Pakistan reported 4601 confirmed cases with a death toll approaching 66 individuals."
2021 Hashaam Akhtar, Maham Afridi, Samar Akhtar, Hamaad Ahmad, Sabahat Ali, Sundas Khalid, Sajid Mahmood Awan, Shahzaib Jahangiri, Yousef Saleh Khader. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/].
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JMIR Public Health Surveillance (May 19, 2021), v.7 issue 5