Ramiz asks people not to lower guard against coronavirus

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ISLAMABAD Observing that coronavirus [COVID-19] has brought everything to a halt former captain Ramiz Raja believes that the best way to beat the pandemic is social distancing and getting engaged in some sort of hobby. “We are in the habit of relaxing very quickly and lowering our guard. The approach [by some people] that nothing will happen as we’ve controlled everything is a very wrong impression and thinking,” he said in his message to the public on his YouTube channel ‘RamizSpeaks’. “I think you’ll have to take it very seriously as you are just a step away to lose the battle of life. “In cricketing terms it [the situation] is like when you are facing a new ball. Even the bowler does not know how much this new ball will swing. Same is the case with corona as when you [like a batsman] become complacent that you have spent the tough time and now it is easier, you [may] lose your wicket.” Ramiz also asked the grocers not to think of profiteering during these trying times. “Such tragedies and tests unite a nation and for that everyone has to contribute. My contribution is that I stay at home and don’t go outside as this is what doctors and the government expect from me. Your [grocers] duty is that not to overcharge. You will get several chances to earn profit [but this is not the proper time],” he said.—APP