The holy month of Ramadan is finally here and there is no sign of coronavirus pandemic slowing down. The number of cases of COVID-19 cases across the globe is spreading dangerously & also the number of deaths is increasing rapidly. Countries across the globe including Pakistan have enforced a lockdown to slow the spread of this deadly COVID-19. According to health experts, social distancing is the most effective way to prevent the deadly virus. Also, authorities have asked people to stay indoors & avoid any social gatherings. During this month, friends & families come together to share a male & also to celebrate the blessings of the holy month of Ramadan.
No doubt, you can celebrate the Ramadan without gathering as there is nothing as important as the health of their loved ones. We all know that precaution is better than cure.
If you want to stay safe during the epidemic of this deadly virus, social distancing is a must. One has to follow the recommendations of the health experts & government officials to stay safe from the deadly virus that has affected over two million people across the globe.
Let’s take a look at what social distancing means before discussing easy ways to practice social distancing during Ramadan.
Social distancing during COVID-19
The outbreak of this deadly coronavirus in Pakistan has affected our daily & work lives.
The term “practicing social distancing” means reducing the person to person contact to slow down the spread of infection through respiratory droplets which are discharged when an infected person sneezes or coughs. One needs to maintain physical distance from other people & also needs to avoid attending a social gathering.
Some of the most important major dos of social distancing during COVID-19 epidemic include:
- Staying at home
- Avoiding attending large parties & gatherings
- Keeping a distance of a minimum of 6 feet from other people
- Limiting your trips outside of your house
- Avoiding grocery stores, shopping malls, pharmacies, banks, etc. Instead, use the option of online banking & shopping
- Asking your employer to allow you to work from home
How to practice social distancing during Ramadan
Following are some tips for you & your family to stay safe this Ramadan during coronavirus epidemic:
- Avoid sehri & Iftar gatherings
- Limit trips to grocery stores & pharmacies
- Hold virtual get-togethers
- Go for online shopping
- Make donations online
You can save countless lives by following these preventive measures during Ramadan. Practicing social distancing will also you to dedicate more time to prayers & many other religious activities.
Avoid Sehri & Iftar gatherings
Iftar & sehri gatherings are considered one of the most important parts of Ramadan. During these gatherings, you get a chance to sit down with your family & friends to enjoy a hearty meal.
However, due to the outbreak of the deadly virus, health authorities have recommended avoiding hosting & attending such kinds of gatherings this year or until the next notice by the health department. This is one of the most crucial aspects of practicing social distancing during Ramadan.
Limit trips to grocery stores & pharmacies
Supermarkets & grocery stores are some of the most crowded places in any area during the holy month of Ramadan. The chances of the spread of this deadly virus increase in crowded areas. before visiting make sure to wear face masks & gloves and also avoid touching things & objects unnecessarily. you will also find a guide on “Types of masks & proper way to wear them” in our blog.
Don’t need to panic in this situation & hoarding grocery items is not a solution to the problem. You must avoid visiting the stores to reduce the risk of catching this deadly virus from an infected person. If possible, you must have to go for online shopping for household & kitchen items. In case, if the services are not available because of the lockdown, you need to make a list of grocery items you need to survive & then go shopping.
Hold virtual get-togethers
Now you can celebrate Ramadan with your loved one while practicing social distancing because of the latest technology
Instead of meeting your friends & relatives in person, you can use Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, and other apps to hold virtual get-togethers. For holding virtual gatherings, all you need is a smartphone & a good internet connection.
Go for online shopping
One of the most joyous aspects of the holy month of Ramadan is preparing for Eid-ul-Fitr. Since all the markets & shopping malls are currently closed because of the lockdown & one feels depressed as they can’t go shopping for Eid.
During the epidemic of COVID-19, you can still do your shopping for Eid while staying safe at home. You can simply shop online for what you want to buy instead of visiting the store physically.
Delivery services of many products are available, you can place an order online & the product will be delivered to you within a few days.
Make donations online
A large number of daily wage earners & lower-income families across Pakistan are currently struggling to meet their daily needs due to the restrictions imposed by the Government of Pakistan to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
A lot of people give charity & Zakat during the holy month of Ramadan. One can give charity & zakat while practicing social distancing.
Almost all the notable organizations also receive online donations on their respective websites. You can donate money to them & they will further give it to the needy.
These are the most common practice of staying safe during the holy month of Ramadan. If you want to stay safe, please stay indoors & avoid social activities & gatherings. Furthermore, if you or anyone near you show symptoms of the corona virus, please make sure to call the corona virus helpline “1166”.
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