People with vision disabilities are worried about the spread of the coronavirus, saying they are at higher risk than others because they have not been provided the COVID-19 guidelines.
Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has published several guidelines following the breakout of the first wave of the COVID-19.
MoPH underlined handwashing several times with soap, using masks, social/physical distancing, and avoiding participation in meetings and gatherings. The instructions have been prepared in print, video, and audio formats.
But people with vision disabilities said they were at higher risk of contracting the virus than others because of their disability. Accessible guidelines must be prepared for them, blind people demanded, reports Pajhwok Afghan News.
Abdul Hai Haqparast, head of the Islamic Studies department at the blind school, said the COVID was a contagious phenomenon, worrying everyone, including the blind.
“Since the outbreak of the Covid-19, we have been hearing about the same few messages that have been made available to all people. For those who are more vulnerable and cannot follow these guidelines, a special guide should have been created. The guidelines are necessary during the second wave of the coronavirus.”