The nation should bear temporary pain for long-term gain: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

Founding-leader of MQI Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said If the curfew-like lockdown is not enforced, not only will the economy suffer but the epidemic will also persist. He said there is no cure to coronavirus except care and prevention. Delivering his special talk on March 24, he said it is the religious and national duty of each member of society to take part in the struggle and be cognizant of his responsibilities.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said we should not leave home unless necessary and save ourselves as well as others. He said everyone should adopt self-isolation and offer prayers at home. He said the nation should bear this temporary pain for the long-term gain. He said we should use this opportunity of self-isolation to turn to Allah and seek His forgiveness.

Dr Qadri said the symptoms of the Coronavirus take from 14 to 28 days to appear. He said presuming himself to be healthy, the affected person roams around and thus becomes the source of spreading the infection, stating this is what happened in Italy. He said the more one interacts with the people the more this virus spreads in society.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that despite global disaster, our people are not able to understand how lethal the Coronavirus is. He asked the government to strictly enforce the lockdown and not allow anyone to use this time as fun and merry-making.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the first research on Coronavirus came to light on March 21. The research said that the size of the virus is 0.125 micrometer and once it enters the human body, it destroys the natural immune system and pushes man on the verge of death. He said there is no cure to this pandemic other than the precaution and care. He said that the virus belongs to the family of cold and flue. However, COVID-19 that has emerged in recent times is the most dangerous form of the virus. He said it is most lethal because no cure to it has yet been found out. He asked the policymakers to get out of mental confusion, warning that in case of further delay, the nation will suffer irreparable loss.