A reasoning delivered by a Pakistani cleric for battling the coronavirus pandemic is making the internet as mad as a hatter. In a video, cleric is seen instructing the people to sleep more if they want to keep away from contracting coronavirus.
“Our doctors always recommend us to sleep more. The more we sleep, the more the virus sleeps. It won’t harm us. When we sleep it sleeps, when we die, it dies,” the cleric is heard saying in the video clip.
The video was shared by journalist Naila Inayat on Twitter. Here are some of the comments on the video:
“Why he couldn’t tell this science before...!!” said a Twitter user Indian Mulgi.
“So, basically it’ll copy ur actions? It’s a Chiese virus, so it will copy. I hope ppl there don’t commit suicide after listening to this amazing theory,” tweeted @pari_tweets.
“Sir, which medical or scientific concept can define this logic,” said a Twitter user Dr Sarkar.
When we sleep, virus sleeps. When we die, virus dies. Simple. pic.twitter.com/F3cDrEzOZV— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) June 13, 2020
The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 1,35,702 on Saturday. Out of that, 51,518 are in Sindh, 50,087 in the Punjab province, 17,450 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 7,866 in Balochistan, 7,163 in Islamabad, 1,044 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 574 in PoK.
There are about 820 hospitals with coronavirus facilities in Pakistan and nearly 9,000 patients are admitted across the country, while others are recuperating in self-isolation at homes, according to the Pakistan’s health ministry.
The government of Pakistan closed nearly 1,300 containment zones, including several areas in Islamabad, on Saturday because fast spreading of the virus.
In the meantime, Pakistan medical goods watchdog has approved the first indigenously made testing kit for the Covid-19.