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COVID-19 and Water Scarcity


Date Posted: 7/19/2021 11:54:49 PM

Posted By: babusalat  Membership Level: Silver  Total Points: 397

COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of fatalities, as well as significant health, and economic consequences. Because the disease spreads quickly and kills hundreds of people every day, it causes dread among people and poses an economic threat to nations. To stop the spread of the disease, community lockdowns and quarantines have been imposed, resulting in household starvation and economic disaster.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and governments strongly urge frequent handwashing and social distance to avoid the spread of the disease. However, in certain regions, these acts are difficult or impossible due to a lack of clean water and handwashing facilities. People in Kenya, for example, fail to follow the advice, since they must queue to get or purchase water. Residents who spend hours each day in long lines for water are more likely to get viruses.

People lack the most fundamental protection against life-threatening diseases due to a shortage of water supplies.COVID-19 can be controlled and prevented by improving access to clean and safe water. It not only allows people to follow the regular handwashing instructions, but it also reduces their risk of contracting the disease because they don't have to go out and queue in a throng to get water.

Water is critical in the control and prevention of viral illnesses such as COVID-19. As a result, a lack of access to water makes it harder to halt the disease from spreading. Furthermore, water is required for hydration, sanitation, hygiene, and the manufacturing of food. Water access will not only help in the fight against the pandemic, but it will also address other community issues, such as waterborne illnesses like cholera and diarrhoea, which kill millions of people and cause hunger and dehydration, as well as a lack of proper toilet facilities and poor

sewage disposal. People will have more time to work if they have access to water, rather than spending hours looking for it.

Governments should work together to ensure that people have access to sufficient water. Investing in simple access to water is essential for promoting appropriate hygiene and sanitation, which not only protects communities from life-threatening illnesses but also promotes community resilience regarding health and economic well-being. Furthermore, populations with improved access to water are better protected against future pandemics.

Improving access to water is a huge problem, especially in light of climate change and droughts. To ensure the continuing availability of vital water supplies to communities, proper management of our natural water resources and water treatment is necessary. Providing simple access to clean, safe water, on the other hand, is a significant and long-term investment. To assist prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government is currently providing temporary but urgent remedies to communities' insufficient water supply concerns by putting water tanks and establishing portable handwashing facilities.

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