Culture & poverty factors

Dawn | Apr 2, 2020 at 6:31 AM
  • IT seems that impediments, created by poverty and popular (ie Muslim and indigenous) culture, to the efforts to fight the coronavirus epidemic are not being taken into consideration.
  • A large number of people accepted the advice to offer prayers at home, but the number of the faithful who joined prayers at mosques and stood shoulder to shoulder with one another was not insignificant.
  • Poverty, poor housing and lifestyles reduce a people’s capacity to fight a new viral epidemic.