Pakistan’s Struggle with COVID-19 Quarantines
Publication Year : 2020

COVID-19 has virtually shut down the world. Pakistan has been slow in response but seems to be catching up as Coronavirus spreads in the country. At the beginning, officials were somewhat casual about people entering Pakistan from overseas. In particular, lack of proper quarantine facilities and inappropriate screening procedures resulted in several infected people reaching the community from various international borders. Yesterday we recommended that we should immediately consider a phased lockdown (i.e., curfew without movement) in cities and localities across Pakistan (PIDE COVID-19 Bulletin No. 2). Today we are going to focus on quarantines.