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CAREFREE ATTITUDE
7/8/2020 11:53:20 PM

Satwant Singh Rissam

The country has entered unlock 2.0 and plans for resuming many more services and businesses in India have started under it. With start of unlock 2.0 many restrictions are lifted and now more public activity is allowed in the ongoing pandemic. In past some days, we have witnessed very sharp surge of COVID-19 cases in India. Yet in a phased manner steps are being taken to reopen public activity in India. The foremost reason for reopening country is that the government wants to revive economic activity in order to ease the pain of millions of people who were pushed to the edge during the lockdown. The impact of lockdown on Indian economy doesn’t allow government to wait more for normalcy. Although for many sectors reopening appears faulty but there is no other option before the government to ease economic pressure. With this reopening, we are more vulnerable to COVID-19. Already after unlock 1.0 negligent behaviour is being witnessed among Jammuites. Initially, we all were very cautious about the mask and social distancing but now these rules aren’t being followed seriously. And it is clear-cut that with such behaviour, we are again in high risk and COVID-19 cases may increase further. Need is to remain alert during such crucial times of pandemic. In Jammu a serious rethink is required because we daily notice how people are out in markets with a care free attitude during COVID times.
Forget social distancing, in Jammu several people are seen in public places without even wearing a face mask/cover. The COVID-19 cases in Jammu are far less in comparison to Kashmir. But if any spike in cases comes in upcoming days then it would be result of ignoring the warnings of health experts.
Up till now COVID-19 cases in J&K are not coming down so we have to make sure we don’t lower our guard against the virus. As business and trade activities have to continue amid pandemic, so we can just protect ourselves by following all precautions and the established SOPs. Recently, I saw a picture of Jammu Narwal Mandi which highlighted how hundreds of people were violating social distancing norms and a recipe for disaster was being prepared there. If any individual with symptoms of COVID-19 goes to such crowded place then it could turn into tragic sequence of events which may go beyond control. This is also an issue of complete negligence on part of government administration and should serve as a reminder to administration.
Although keeping safe our health and of everyone around us is a moral duty but the concerned officers should see that they don’t overlook their duty. The officers entrusted with the task of governance have a tough job these days. But there is little likelihood of people following new norms without constant vigil by the officers.
A drive against such violators should be started. All such people who are found violating safety norms should be challaned as per law.
In past 3 months, human life has changed across globe and need is to follow the requirements of the changed situation. We have to continuously take precautions until normalcy returns and for this onus now only lies on us.
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