No Question Of Lowering Our Guard In Our Fight Against Coronavirus

    Candidates going through checking and temperature screening before entering into the NEET exam centers, amid COVID 19 pandemic, at Kendriya Vidyalaya school near Naraina, in New Delhi on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

    To tackle the surge of coronavirus cases, the fine for not wearing a mask in Delhi has now been ramped up to Rs 2000 from the earlier fine of Rs 500. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has virtually appealed to residents with folded hands urging them to wear norms and adhere to social distancing to help check the spread of the deadly virus.

    In Ahmedabad, civic authorities have now clamped night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am to contain the virus while in Pune, the civic body is bracing up for second COVID-19 wave and is looking at a tally of over 19,000 for active cases as per estimates.

    All these point to one single factor across the country. That coronavirus pandemic rages on and the infection or chances of the virus attaching to another host hasn’t dimmed at any cost.

    The ball is in our court. We need to fight the virus collectively by being responsible citizens. Laxity can cost us dear and even translate to death as has been happening all around.

    Let us not pretend that all is well and throw caution to the winds. The vaccine is still a few months away, let us not lower our guard any way.