Zartaj Gul’s peculiar COVID-19 definition baffles everyone

Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir has baffled social media after giving a peculiar definition of COVID-19. “COVID-19 means that it has 19 points that can be applied in any country based on respective immunity levels,” she said during a TV show. Gul soon became center of social media user’s content for memes, with Twitterati excessively sharing her video.

According to World Health Organization’s WHO), COVID-19 means ‘coronavirus disease 2019’. The ‘CO’ in the word stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ or ‘2019-nCoV.’

The minister took to Twitter a few hours after her video clip started trending on social media, to issue a clarification.

“Every day I appear on national TV and speak without a piece of paper (parchi),” she tweeted. “Wanted to say that the infections effect and intensity varies across different countries. Instead of crying on the situation over a minor mistake, maybe that will be better for them. I am not afraid of criticism, it strengthens me.”

Source: The News