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Alphabet - C

Sr Fuleswari Flora Kujur *



Did you notice that the alphabet "C" has shot to prominence in this Covid-19 Era

See the Sea of change that the alphabet C has brought!

No one expected that the alphabet "C" would play a completely overwhelming role compared with any of the other alphabets….

C- Cough, C-Cold, C. Corona Virus, C-Covid-19, C-Case, C- Confirmed, C- Confinement,

C- Contamination C- Community spread, C- Come near not, C- Curfew and the two most serious "Cs" are: 1. Cemetery 2. Cremation.

The Possible Curable –C, medicine is C- Chloroquine

The interesting deadly virus started in, C- China

and finally ….. "Clearance" is awaiting and in a short while. "Cure" is definitely going to "Come" till then take Vitamin C.

Cleanliness – is the remedy, Courage- is the need of the hour, Compliance to experts' advice, Contention to overcome the crisis, Clarity of thought.., Cooperate with the fellow being, Care for the needy.

In this time of grief and trials, we are facing many challenges during Pandemic and natural as well as manmade calamities. In these days, while we remain closed up in our homes and Quarantine centers, only one /two goes out to get the supplies.

As we face the tough time let us never lose hope in God that we endure till we defeat the virus. As the Pandemic Covid has spread and due fear and helplessness, let us face with courage and challenge it by abiding the rules helpful to prevent the pandemic

Covid-19 is a global public health issue and therefore it requires a global response. Country/ State has announced its own shade of restrictions followed
–of movement and Covid-19 rules to be followed like
- Do not gather,
Do not spit,
Maintain Social Distance,
Wear Mask,
Hand wash and
Use Sanitizer, etc

Individualistic approaches to a global threat would not tend to constitute an effective strategy. On the other hand, inclusive and collaborative and conscious leadership determining policies will be able to re-enforce the objective of eradication of the Deadly virus.

Who? But we can be "Corona Warriors"

It is important as loyal citizens that we must not let Corona virus spread to new areas at any cost. A single new patient even in the smallest villages should be a matter of concern for us. The tragic death of even a single patient from Corona virus, should increase our concern even further, we are witnessing it even in the interior villages of our state, Manipur and the whole Globe.

Therefore, we have to be very vigilant about especially new hotspots areas. We will have to keep a close and strict watch on the places which run the risk of becoming hotspots.

The creation of new hotspots will further challenge our resident to resist the pandemic work and penance. Hence, let us strictly observe the socially accepted norms to fight against Corona for the upcoming days and months, may be even years. We can never say when life will return to normal.

The greatest gifts of Covid-19 are the gift of TIME, considering the lockdown and "STAY-AT-HOME" restrictions in the face of pandemic. Though some people follow these guidelines scrupulously, a majority of Indians don't think twice before flouting them.

We have noticed how social distancing is not always maintained when people are in public spaces without seriousness something as simple as a mask is often not worn because people say it's unhealthy or it's not going to make much of a difference.

It is said that every problem carries in its hands a potential gift. The Covid-19 virus has literally changed our lives forever. There is no question of going back soon to the so-called normal.

It is the new normal that we are called to accept and live. The New normal is about changed perspectives and priorities. The new normal is about taking deeper look at ourselves and deciding what is that we wish to retain and what we want to do away with from our past, as we look forward to a new future.

This is the first time in the history of English language that a question and the answer are exactly the same!!!

Question: WHO declared Corona virus as a Pandemic?
Answer: WHO declared Corona Virus as a Pandemic.



* Sr Fuleswari Flora Kujur wrote this article for The Sangai Express
The writer is Vice Principal, Don Bosco College, Maram.
This article was webcasted on August 18 2020.



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