Designer Ana Ali blasts trolls over coronavirus-positive daughter
Lahore-based top fashion designer Ana Ali has shared her experience at two major health facilities run by the government for coronavirus testing.
Ana said in a series of tweets that her “daughter came back from [the] UK not realizing she had contracted virus.”
“However,” Ana said, “as soon as she landed and we saw some symptoms, the first thing she did was to self-isolate herself and get tested.”
Don’t know if social media is a curse or boon. Spreading fake news about someone you don’t even know is just not right. My daughter Dania Ali, who is a fashion student, came back from UK unaware that she had contracted #Coronavirus 1/4— Ana Ali (@AnaAli_Lajwanti) March 19, 2020
Upon her arrival, Dania tested for coronavirus from a private laboratory which came back positive, she added.
She continued saying, “After my daughter tested positive for the virus. The laboratory immediately informed the Punjab Health Department.
“The health department [officials] showed up at our house and we fully cooperated with them and took her first to Ganga Ram (hospital) and then PKLI (Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute).
“At PKLI, instead of providing treatment to Dania, they sent her back home, saying you seem more educated on coronavirus than us so you would be doing fine taking care of yourself at home,” she explained.
“False rumors spread around social media that she wanted to hide? Why should she have done this? Why wouldn't she want treatment? I don't understand exactly why people are so cruel,” Ana said.
Soon after all this, fake rumours were spread all over social media that she wanted to hide out? Why would she do that? Why wouldn’t she want to get treated? I clearly don’t understand why people are so insensitive. We’re going through tremendous shock & pain after all this. 3/4— Ana Ali (@AnaAli_Lajwanti) March 19, 2020
The fashion designer concluded the note saying: “We’d like to keep our privacy intact. If nothing more, then just pray that we get out of this horrible situation. We’re all in it together. Today it’s my family, tomorrow it could be yours. This is a global emergency. Let’s be [wiser] and God-fearing.”
We’d like to keep our privacy intact. If nothing more, then just pray that we get out of this horrible situation. We’re all in it together. Today it’s my family, tomorrow it could be yours. This is a global emergency. Let’s be more wise and God-fearing. 4/4— Ana Ali (@AnaAli_Lajwanti) March 19, 2020