Managing Risks to Water and Sanitation amid COVID-19: Policy Options for Pakistan

Managing Risks to Water and Sanitation amid COVID-19: Policy Options for Pakistan

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  • Tuesday | 31 Mar, 2020
  • Imran Saqib Khalid
  • COVID-19 Policy Review Series
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Access to safe and sufficient amount of water and adequate sanitation is a fundamental right of all human beings. In the wake of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Pakistan, a number of measures are required to cope with the future challenges in connection with water and sanitation infrastructure. This policy review aims to assess the state of water and sanitation infrastructure in Pakistan in the light of COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, it explores recent research, which shows that there is a potential for faecal-oral transmission of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Moreover, it aims to delve into the state of water and wastewater infrastructure in the country and provides key policy recommendations in these testing times...