Safety Measures against Coronavirus

 Written by: Wajiha Sayar

Mahbooba goes with his brother,mateen to the castle. They see that Lalo Mama has worn gloves and facemask and greets them from a distance. Mahbooba thinks that Lalo Mama looks angry and she asks him about his gloves and mask.

Lalo Mama gives a pair of gloves to each of them and wants them to wear the masks and then he takes them inside the castle.

Mahbooba and Mateen ask why he gave them facemask. Lalo Mama says that to be saved from coronavirus. Mahbooba says that he has heard this name from radios and televisions but she doesn’t know about it.

Lalo Mama wants to listen to his mobile phone that has recorded some juvenile’s talking about coronavirus.

Hamid says, “I have heard about coronavirus but I don’t know about it.”

Safia says, “I do not have any information about coronavirus.”

Tahmina says, “I know that coronavirus is a contagious disease spreads like a common cold.”

Sahar says, “Coronavirus is spread almost all over the world and it is a dangerous disease.”

Mahbooba says to Lalo Mama that coronavirus seems very dangerous. Lalo Mama confirms and adds that all people should keep themselves safe from this virus. Matin asks Lalo Mama to open a window about this virus.

Lalo Mama opens a window.


In the window, the reporter of the castle talks with some juveniles about coronavirus.

Shir Shah, a resident of Kabul city says, “I have heard that coronavirus was spread in China first. It is a dangerous disease. We should protect ourselves from this virus.”

Sabor says, “Coronavirus transfer from sneezing, coughing and kills the infected person among a week.”

Suhrab, a resident of Qarabagh district, Kabul province says, “Coronavirus is a new disease and it might last. When we leave home, we have to wear a facemask and wash our hands so many times a day and avoid crowds.”

Then the reporter of the castle talks to an infectious diseases specialist, doctor Yama about coronavirus.

Doctor Yama talks about coronavirus, “The new coronavirus (Covid-19) has spread to nearly every country in the world since it first emerged in China at the end of 2019. COVID-19 symptoms range from mild to severe. It takes 2-14 days after exposure for symptoms to develop. Symptoms may include high fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Those with weakened immune systems may develop more serious symptoms, like pneumonia or bronchitis. You may never develop symptoms after being exposed to COVID-19. So far, most confirmed cases are in adults, but some children have been infected. There is no evidence that children are at greater risk for getting the virus. Quarantine in hospitals is the best way of preventing coronavirus. In the hospital, they control the fever and coughing and test their blood time by time.”

The reporter asks about the safety measure of coronavirus. The doctor explains, “Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer.Wear a facemask and gloves if you are around other people.Avoid close contact. Stay at home if it is possible.”

Lalo Mama closes the window. 

 Mahbooba and Mateen wash their hands with soap and clean water. Lalo Mama asks them to share the safety measure against coronavirus with their other friends and relatives too.