Omicron in community transmission stage

We cannot afford to be negligent anymore

Published : 24 Jan 2022 08:22 PM

Community transmission of the South African variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, has occurred in our country, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). If the number of patients increases day by day and if we continue to disobey the rules of hygiene, the number of patients will increase further. It will put additional pressure on the health system. If we want to overcome this situation, we must adhere to the rules of health.

To prevent the spread of this new variant, hygiene rules have to be followed strictly. This variant of the coronavirus is even more contagious than the Delta variant. 

We have to follow the health 

protocols even after taking the 

vaccine against Covid-19

Every individual has the responsibility to ensure his or her own protection alongside their family members and the neighbours and urged all of us to maintain strictly the protocols developed to prevent the spread of Omicron variant.

The government is also taking relevant steps in terms of financial allocations and infrastructural mechanisms to preventing the pandemic’s spread, treating COVID-19 patients and bringing poor people under the social safety net.

People have again become careless about covid and are not maintaining health guidelines. It is noticeable that the number of people wearing masks is decreasing. 

This cannot continue and we must follow health guidelines strictly. Country’s people have also been requested to follow proper health rules, including wearing masks while performing prayers in mosques and other religious places of worship. We have to follow the health protocols even after taking the vaccine against Covid-19.

We think that people’s attitude towards the coronavirus would place us in a most unfortunate situation in the coming days if we continue to violate the health rules. 

However, it is also the responsibility of all organisations and individuals to exercise these precautions on their own and raise awareness about them wherever possible. Only then we can control the alarming rise of this new variant.