The economic impact of the virus has also been gargantuan with several factories idled in many countries, trade routes frozen and tourism crippled.
Although China reported its fewest new infections of coronavirus since January and its fewest deaths for a week, the world community needs to remain vigilant as the risks continue to remain enormous.
The new cases bring the total number to 11 in Kuwait, according to a statement by the health ministry.
With the death toll from the new coronavirus surpassing 3,000 and the virus infecting more than 89,000 people spread across as many as 60 countries, the havoc unleashed by the epidemic seems endless.
The whole world is going through a horrible situation: number one, the fear of death because of coronavirus, plus unbearable losses to the world economy because of lockdown in many parts of the world.
The UAE authorities have been doing their best to protect one and all in the country from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and the extension of the National Disinfection Programme until April 4 is an appropriate step that indicates nothing is left to chance in the fight against coronavirus.
In just a few short weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the vulnerability we share as a society. We’ve adopted drastic measures to attempt to prevent a tidal wave of sickness and death.
Here we are staring down the barrel of our second week on lockdown. I don’t know about you but thus far, I’m nothing but a big old bag of emotions. I only realised the emotional toll this new, weird, distanced way of life was having on me on Thursday night.