Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar is one of the many cricketers, who has been active on the social media ever since the COVID-19 came to light. The Coronavirus pandemic has left several nations reeling and has not even spared global superpowers, claiming lives in surplus amounts. And Akhtar’s latest Tweet with regards to the disease spells that the outbreak is a financial struggle more than a health crisis.
In the wake of the rapid spread of the disease, several sporting events were called off. The IPL and PSL were some of the significant events in cricket that stood cancelled or postponed by the respective cricketing boards to safeguard the health of their players and support staff.
Several sportspeople belonging to their countries have come forward with telling monetary contributions to combat the Coronavirus. Despite that, almost all the countries’ health care system has been put to a severe test.
As the world struggles to put a stop on the ongoing pandemic, the Rawalpindi Express may not be wrong to claim it more as an economic hazard. Akhtar’s tweet read as: “This Coronavirus pandemic is going to leave more people bankrupt than dead.” The International Monetary Fund (IMF) had already declared that we have entered a period of recession during which millions might be without jobs. Furthermore, the word is also that it could turn out worse than that of the experience in 2008.
Here’s the tweet from Shoaib Akhtar on Coronavirus Pandemic:
This Corona virus pandemic is going to leave more people bankrupt than dead.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 31, 2020
According to a report established by the United Nations, the world economy may suffer a loss of trillions of global income. With Pakistan already having 1865 out of over 700000 global cases, the government has approved a relief package of Rs. 1200-billion for damage control. As per a piece of news by PTI, a Rs 100-billion fund has also been set up by the authorities to tackle the carnage caused by the COVID-19.
But unlike most nations, who have resorted to a total lockdown, their Prime Minister Imran Khan has refused to implement the same. Social distancing has been the norm for a while now, which has remained successful in limiting the damage to a reasonable level. However, in Pakistan, the citizens have continued to gather in large for religious ceremonies and prayers.