Covid-19: The Pandemic That Threatens The Entire World

The coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, has spread with impressive speed. For this reason, since Wednesday, March 11, it was declared a pandemic. The pandemic, which emerged in December in China, has completely changed the life of many people around the entire planet. Some people underestimated the dimension of this health problem, which nowadays affect all of us since the Covid-19 keeps reaching more and more countries daily.

Many countries have attempted to curb the contagious force of Covid-19 with drastic decisions such as border closures, free transit of people restrictions, schools, factories and businesses closures, mandatory telework, among others. Millions of people have been sensible and have remained in their homes for the past few days. However, many do not fully understand the seriousness of the matter and do not respect the rules, which is one of the reasons why infections continue to increase.

The Covid-19 is real. And so are its consequences. It is urgent that governments act effectively to protect the right to health and support the most vulnerable population in our societies. However, the responsibility also falls on us. We have to be responsible and understand that staying home is an important and necessary contribution to stopping the pandemic.

Let’s take advantage of the time at home to reconsider what kind of citizens we are and let´s reflect on which is the kind of world we want to live in. The problems due to Covid-19 pandemic are immeasurable. The affectations are multiple, therefore, it is evident that in order to face the catastrophe we can’t be selfish.

Globalization is undeniable and coping a health matter like this one is going to take real international cooperation. In order to achieve that, we should start individually. So please, be sensitive and #StayHome. Right now, and actually always, little actions matter.

Desirée Viteri Almeida
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