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Awareness session in Karachi to fight Coronavirus


Referring to bitter unfolding consequences of coronavirus in more than 147 countries has killed about 7,175 people and confirmed cases reaches over 183,065 and simultaneously 79,891 cases were recovered as well. The total confirmed cases of ‘COVID-19’ in Pakistan has raised to 189. Karachi has been the worst affected city so far, with 30 of the total confirmed cases till date.

Keeping in view and following the government action “Prevention against Coronavirus” guidelines, Caritas Pakistan Karachi (CPK) trained its staff and volunteers to fight Caronavirus by replicating the gained information with the community members focusing the slogan “Our Aim: Awareness, Prevention and Better Health”. They also launched “Awareness & Prevention Campaign against COVID-19” on 14th of March, 2020 at Nafeesa Wilson Research & Training Hall, Karachi, as deadly virus is spreading rapidly in the entire globe.

The session was facilitated by Dr. Richard Marshall and Mr. Sarfraz Anwar (Project officer CPK) in which they aware 20 participants about symptoms control and precautionary measures which should be followed to prevent and save themselves, their families and other community members from pandemic of COVID-19.

“Protect yourselves by keeping an alcohol-based sanitizer ready for times when soap and water are not available. Don’t touch your eyes, mouth or nose with unclean hands. Keep your distance of at least 1 meter from anyone coughing or sneezing. Follow non-touch greeting by avoiding handshakes”, advised Dr. Richard Marshall. Thereafter, coronavirus awareness pamphlets were distributed among the volunteers and Disaster management committee members and were emphasized to share information with community members in their respective areas.