People returning from foreign countries are bringing a new wave of coronavirus cases to my city. The visitors of my city also do the same. I live in Najaf, a holy city. The city are visited by many tourists because it contains Imam Ali's shrine. The results of examinations have shown that some people here have symptoms of covid-19.
Government orders people to lockdown to keep themselves in quarantine for unknown period, so we have furlough now. The whole country is under complete lockdown. Government's decision is good because covid-19 is very dangerous, moreover the incubation of covid-19 is fourteen days so it is not easy to note symptoms on patients in the beginning. In addition, old people have a weak immunity system and are easy to catch infection of this epidemic.
The outbreak of covid-19 epidemic in my country has showed many facts. During an emergency, people don’t hoard to buy food. Simply, because most of them are poor although they very helpful. They help each other for example rich men donate food and money to help poor families. Some young local men enlist as volunteers staff. They set out sterilizing streets and public places. Health officials have said the worst is yet to come and the cases would overwhelm Najaf’s hospitals, which now have just few intensive care units. For this reason, some young volunteer as paramedics, waiting emergency times to involve. Some form a committee to pray on dead people and prepare suitable graveyard far from the city to bury victims according to Muslim ceremony.
But the main problems here, are the shortage of health's equipment such as ventilators.
Iraqi doctors have discovered a new vaccine and they are testing it now.
Please pray to all humanity to stay healthy.