THE CORONA VIRUS OUTBREAK (COVID 19): A PANDEMIC LIKE NO OTHER
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Keywords

covid-19
corona virus pandemic
economic recession
lockdown

Abstract

Aim: To attempt to show the profound effect of the corona virus outbreak in every sphere of our lives.
Method: Information was obtained from the social media, discussions, news outlets, scientific journals and releases from the World Health Organisation and Centres for Disease Control.
Results: The corona virus outbreak has really affected every sphere of human existence including but not limited to the physical, social, economic, educational, political, recreational and spiritual spheres. Apart from being a pandemic, it has caused major behavioural changes which may persist far into the post covid era and possibly forever. The profound effects on the economy has resulted in collapse of businesses and job losses as well as economic recession.
Conclusion: The covid-19 pandemic may have come to stay and will continue to cause profound changes in our lives. The disease is becoming more of a political than a pathological disorder. Management of the post covid era will be a major challenge for most countries.

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