Dear IALS Members,
I hope everyone is keeping well and taking all the precautionary measures seriously at wherever you are to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. The Coronavirus has reached most of the countries on earth and it has upended life across the globe, shutting down entire cities and countries in a matter of months. It is the most likely scenario that this situation may take possibly more days and months. It is being reported that more cases of Coronavirus pandemic are now being recorded outside of China, where the virus was first detected in the central city of Wuhan. In this situation I appeal you all to stay strong and fight the COVID-19 outbreak by taking all precautionary measures. During this difficult time, it’s important to continue looking after your physical and mental health. This will not only help you in the long-term, it will also help our administrations and hospitals to fight the virus.
Like other countries and states, Ladakh has also witnessed 13 positive cases connected to pilgrims returning from Iran. Among them three declared completely cured in last few days. My heartfelt admiration goes to Ladakh administration and the health fraternity who work day and night in such difficult circumstances in the service of humanity.
At the moment, we are under complete lockdown for three weeks but we strongly believe that we’ll get through this together at the earliest. We can see the sun is shining, the sky is clear and apricot and apple trees are all set to blossom in Ladakh.
Stay safe, stay calm, be vigilant and most importantly remember prevention is better than cure.
Please take care everyone.