The whole corona situation is snowballing into a full-blown crisis. Paranoia is only making things worse. But taking matters lightly is also not advised.
Here in Kerala, we are proceeding towards near lockdown with all schools, colleges, recreational centres, theaters being temporarily closed down. Public gatherings and pilgrimages are being called off. Hundreds of people are in quarantine and 12 have been diagnosed with Corona at the time of writing this post.
Masks and sanitizers are in short supply. To make matters worse, the panic has also driven up the prices drastically. Though measures are in place against hoarding and exorbitant pricing of essential items, but there’s only so much they can do.
All we can do is to take all the necessary precautions. Better be safe than sorry.
Avoid spreading false information. It causes more panic and we’ve got enough of that already. So let’s not add oil to burning fires.
Verify any forwarded messages. Check and ensure that the information is not false, before believing or sharing it further.
The current situation demands vigilance. Not paranoia.
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