Today marks the 100 days since the World Health Organisation (WHO) received the first report of an unknown illness affecting a number of people falling ill in Wuhan, China.
A disease that’s spread to nearly every country on the planet, as life almost came to a pause.
Most people alive today have not experienced a crisis so large, so worldwide, so scary, in our lifetime.
As the world buckled under the virus, governments have shown its readiness to improvise on how to deal with the health related issues, from arresting the community transmission of the virus, to finding effective care and cure for the disease.
As we introspect the past 100 days, residents are grateful and proud of the UAE government’s passion, dedication and resilience with which they are engaged in safeguarding its people on a war footing.
While we understand that tragically there are many lives being lost across the world, but without making matters light, scholars see the possibility of a “positive peace”, following the pandemic.
To respond to the unimaginable conditions of this virus, people have made synchronised efforts, reduced response times, and provided faster and more efficient relief to those hardest hit. That has been critical to avoid a breakdown in peace processes, or to allow problems unmitigated to fester and spawn new crises.
Reaching out to residents in the UAE today, who reiterated that this country is a true global hub of humanity, here’s how they shared their thoughts:
By Nandini Sircar khaleejtimes.com