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Posted On: 8 May 2020 09:24 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:11 am

Green Tent holds online seminar on effects of home quarantine

Sumaica Asad
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The Green Tent of the "A Flower Each Spring" program, addressed the topic of home quarantine and its psychological, social and economic effects, at an online seminar, in which a number of specialists from Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco took part.

Participants in the seminar pointed out that the Coronavirus pandemic has various psychological, social and economic impacts on people around the world, and that everyone should take steps to avoid being affected psychologically by the current situation.

They pointed out that countries and institutions were keen to support small and medium companies during the pandemic, among them the State of Qatar, whose role did not stop only inside the country, but also provided assistance to countries that have suffered greatly from the crisis.

The Head of "A Flower Each Spring" program Dr. Saif Al Hajari said that mankind is going through a great event that humanity did not witnessed before, which pushed everyone to home quarantine, and one of the lessons learned is that every ordeal, in addition to its painful, sad and costly aspects, has other positive aspects.

Al Hajari added that everyone must take advantage of the crisis by putting himself in a position to withstand and reduce the psychological, social, cultural and economic impacts. Quarantine is not new to Islamic history, and it is also the best option to limit the spread of this pandemic.

For his part, Dr. Aziz Al Numan, a consultant psychological from the Sultanate of Oman, said that the psychological effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are many, including anxiety, stress and negative effects resulting from being exposed to a large number of news related to the pandemic and its contradictions.

He pointed out that the psychological problems caused by the pandemic are the result of lack of self-confidence, and the feeling of weakness for many, noting that the inability of many countries, especially developed countries, to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic, left a feeling among many that their fate is unknown.

Dr. Abdul Naser Fakhro, from the College of Education, Qatar University, explained that despite the negative impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, it also had positive effects, including the impact that the home quarantine on everyone, as it has contributed to building new habits and skills, and led to self-discovery, and gave many persons the opportunity to self-meditation.

He concluded that pollution has decreased in the recent period and many have become more able to control their time.

In the same context, a number of specialists participating in the seminar reviewed a number of religious texts and the positions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions in dealing with epidemics and afflictions.

Participants also dealt with the economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the world, as small and medium companies have been greatly affected despite the support provided by governments.

Source: QNA