I do not wish to discuss any subject I do not know much about because I would not want to give out inaccurate information.
But now, in the public interest, I wish to appeal to people to follow with a lot of diligence the directives and advice of the medical team charged with combating the Coronavirus in Bahrain.
I urge everyone, without exception, to follow these directives and be aware about what is allowed and what is not.
There is a lot of respect and appreciation for the efforts of the medical teams that are working tirelessly for the people of Bahrain. In this respect, I applaud the team’s decision to appeal to the people to avoid family gatherings during the upcoming Eid Al Adha festival. Further, the team also appealed to everyone not to take this lightly for their own benefit and make sure all precautions are taken.
The team went on to say that there was a marked increase in the number of Coronavirus infections after Eid Al Fitr nearly three months ago.
I, however, wonder whether this appeal by the authorities is to prevent people from not getting together or taking part in family feasts. Sadly, it is not.
It must be recognised that many people, whether citizens or residents, will not follow these directives either because of ignorance or because of the fact that it is just an appeal and not an order. The results, as we have seen earlier, could be catastrophic.
Bahrain, like most other nations, is facing a challenge in tackling this pandemic. This has been going on for far too long and everyone is suffering from financial losses and stifling economic and a psychological crisis.
Without interfering with the work of the medical team and the experts, I hope the authorities are aware of what could happen and has evaluated the pros and cons appropriately. However, it must be said that the current numbers of infections with regard to the population are not very encouraging.
Sometimes, with the strength and the power of the law, we can achieve the desired results. It is, therefore, in everyone’s interest that the authorities take very strict, and even difficult, steps to make sure people stay inside their homes because the welfare of the nation is above all else.
I hope this proposal will be taken seriously, and I am confident that many agree with me in the interest of our beloved Bahrain.