AQR reviews psychological aspects of coronavirus outbreak
Thursday , 03/05/2020 - 02:29
AQR reviews psychological aspects of coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus, its outbreak and psychological aspects were reviewed in a meeting held at Astan Quds Razavi’s Islamic Research Foundation in the presence of a group of researchers.

Mohsen Asqari Nekahi, the head of the AQR Center for Counseling, Development and Empowerment, expounded on the psychological aspects and dimensions of virus and how to properly deal with it. “We should not be petrified by the coronavirus, nor consider it too simplistic.”
“The reality is that the virus has reached our country and anyone can be a host; hence, social and physical interactions in the open space should be avoided,” he said.
“The transmission of the virus is on the rise,” he stressed, adding: “If it is not controlled, people who have the disease will pass it on to others very quickly. Older people and those who suffer from respiratory problems, heart disease and rare diseases are more vulnerable to the virus.”
Associate Professor of Shahid Beheshti University of Mashhad mentioned the best way to prevent the spread of virus is to stay at home and avoid commuting.
“Medical findings have shown that in closed spaces and environments where more than 45 people are present less than one meter apart, the likelihood of a virus transmission is very high; therefore, it is important to take care of yourself and those with underlying illnesses by staying at home,” he noted.
Elsewhere, he commented that congregational prayers can be performed by family members and in an intimate atmosphere. “While respect for parents is essential in Islam, the health of the elderly is a priority these days; rest assured that our presence in their place will endanger their health.”

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