Many times you meet a doctor and the first question you ask is “what is your specialization?” Some say Iam a general practitioner (GP) and others claim to be specialists. You get a variety of confusing answers and you don’t get a good grasp of the qualifications and experience that each has acquired. As a lay person, the confusion is justifiable and in this article, we will help clear out the misconceptions.
All evidences clearly show that public gatherings, including prayers, constitute an environment conducive for virus. Hence, suspension of mass prayers can reduce mass spread of the disease and can be justified medically to save lives and to avert a coronavirus outbreak.
The first 2 cases of COVID-19 have been reported to be confirmed on 31st of March, 2020. Obviously, Somaliland has failed terribly in preventing COVID-19. Borders have not been shut down. Flights were pouring into the country and the virus has seized this golden opportunity to slip into the country.
Nidaamka caafimaad ee dalku waa mid aan baahiyaha caafimaad ee dadka dabooli Karin, cudurka Covid-19 na waa mid si dhakhso ah uga adkaan kara.
With no strict travel restrictions in place, social norms being powerful motivators and getting in the way of people taking the right steps and the country’s unpreparedness for this pandemic means the country has already made a litany of violations of the peace deal and is already heading to a health crisis. Only prayers can change the destiny so pray for this country.
The health system in our country is already stretched thin and a pathogen like coronavirus can quickly overwhelm it.