There is no going back to previous normal life . There will be life before corona and
after corona , just like era before Christ and after Christ. Hence , we should adapt
to this new lifestyle of living with corona.
FEW FACTS CHECK
Amidst this crisis going on people from different sectors
have shown immense will power and great coping
mechanism, Few examples are :
• Many online sites, trainers providing free content for
coping with stress and utilizing time at home.
• Robots are attending patients affected by covid-19 for
food and medicine supplies.
• For one, in March, France’s health minister advised
citizens to stop kissing due to Covid-19 . Various attempts
have been trialed, including touching feet and elbows.
• Home delivery services , E-Commerce have kept their
services open amidst crisis.
• Big tech companies push their 50 % workforce to work
from home for next few years and stopped new hiring
• Banks provide moratorium to loans in many countries to
relax the takers to deal with the pressure.
• As everything has been delivered to home and
ecommerce industry is growing due to work from
home culture their will be huge plastic waste and
need of packaging material.
• As due to social distancing , supply chain has
been broken .
• Car industry future seems bleak as travel is
stopped and most are working from home and
home quarantine. Oil demand has decreased a
• Shortage of medical equipments and resources
• Shortage of healthy food
• In almost all countries huge risk of large scale
unemployment will be seen.
FOOD / AGRICULTURE
The pandemic is impacting global food systems, disrupting
regional agricultural value chains, and posing risks to
household food security. COVID-19 has created heightened
awareness of food safety for producers, businesses,
governments and consumers. restrictions of movement, as
well as basic aversion behaviour by workers, may impede
farmers from farming and food processors - who handle the
vast majority of agricultural products - from processing.
Shortage of fertilizers, veterinary medicines and other input
could affect agricultural production. Closures of restaurants
and less frequent grocery shopping diminish demand for
fresh produce and fisheries products, affecting producers
and suppliers. Sectors in agriculture, fisheries and
aquaculture are particularly affected by restrictions on
tourism, closure of restaurants and café and school meals
suspension. Food demand in poorer countries is more
linked to income, and, here, loss of income-earning
opportunities could impact on consumption. Fear of
contagion can translate in reduced visits to food markets,
and we expect to see a shift in how people buy and
consume food - lower restaurant traffic, increased e-
commerce deliveries (as evidenced in China), and a rise in
eating at home.
• As we know, sports events have seen
large scale of crowds in stadiums. But
now things have changed. As many
stays at home, there will be online
broadcast of matches and other
sports. Also, sports persons will be
taken strict measures to deal with
sweat and spitting while playing will
be not allowed.
While schools are reopening in some corners of the
world after pandemic-induced closures, the United
Nations and its partners are helping children
continue their learning through all possible means,
including the Internet, radio and television. The
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is
supporting Viet Nam’s Ministry of Education and
Training in developing online and offline learning
materials, including for physical exercise, to help
improve children’s physical strength, health and
mental wellbeing during school closures. Many
countries throughout the world is switching to
online education. Country wide exams like civil
services has been postponed and will likely to
appear in may with strict guidelines for prevention
of corona where everybody will wear mask and
maintain social distancing in exam halls.
HOSPITALS / HEALTHCARE
• Health workers are at the front line of the
COVID-19 outbreak response. WHO provides
guidance on infection prevention and control
(IPC) strategies to deal with infection with a
novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). But we need to
strengthen the antennae of global health, to
ensure that when the next virus emerges —
which it will — we’ll catch it faster, perhaps
even snuff it out. The budget of the WHO, the
agency ostensibly charged with safeguarding
the health of the world’s 7.8 billion citizens, is
somehow no more than that of a large urban
hospital in the U.S. We need to double down on
the development of vaccines, which will include
assuring large pharma companies that their
investments won’t be wasted should an
outbreak end before one is ready.
AIRLINE / ROAD /TRAIN
Travel industry is worst hit by this pandemic. As
most of the travel across borders have stopped.
Countries have sealed their borders. However,
even China, a previous staunch advocate of
keeping borders open during the pandemic,
has now effectively shut its borders to
international travelers to ward off imported
cases. It is not alone: nearly 120 economies
now have some sort of travel restrictions –
ranging from outright blanket bans to all
travelers – to selective geographical restrictions
– for the same reason. As a result, the most
immediate and perhaps the most prolonged
impact would be on travel and tourism sectors.
• There are widespread concerns that
as travel resumes, people will avoid
public transport amid continuing
fears of the virus and instead turn to
private cars, clogging roads and
causing pollution, perhaps even more
so than before. Chinese cities,
including Beijing and Shanghai, are
already seeing this happen
ECONOMY / BUSINESS
• There is a business continuity plan to
reopen the business on few
guidelines provided by WHO.
• TCS ask all their employees to work
from home for next two years. Wipro
follows similar practice.
• In order to restart the economy,
Raghuram Rajan suggested that
healthy youth may be lodged with
appropriate distancing in hostels near
the work place.
HOW DOYOU BUILD A CITY
FOR A PANDEMIC?
• “To store the filth of a city within the city is simply to invite
disease and death,” wrote the authors of the 1840 book The
Separate System of Sewerage, its Theory and Construction,
which called for sewers to be built in New York. It went on to
note that, “by sewering certain towns in England, the death
rate from pulmonary diseases alone was reduced by 50%”.
• Singapore has been building therapeutic gardens in public
parks to boost the mental and emotional well-being of citizens.
In Tokyo, citizens are working with urban designers to greenify
their neighbourhoods to improve their health.
• Urban hotspots: Not all cities are equally vulnerable to disease.
Wealthy cities like Copenhagen, with lots of green space and
provisions for cycling, are world-famous for their health
We humankind have a history of pandemics in the past , from plague in 6th century to mosquito-borne disease
malaria or smallpox to mass killers like EBOLA / BIRD FLU/ SARS / MERS …, If we have indeed entered an era of
pandemics we should learn to live according to new lifestyle and design to deal with crisis.
• This has been developed and designed by Laser
Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC), with the
help of M/s New Age Instruments and Materials
Private Limited, Gurugram which can be used to
disinfect public places like buses seat, airports
lounge, restaurants etc.
• COVID-19 UVC SANITIZER CABINET: These can
be used to sanitize any object without using
chemicals viz N-95 Masks, Mobile phones, iPad,
Laptop, Currency Notes, Checque leafs, challans,
Passbooks, Paper, envelopes and many more
• China has developed UV tunnel to disinfect
DRDO UV DISINFECTANT
• WHO has released guidelines on
Business continuity plan:
• This new guidance reflects the new
policies and the new way of working
promoted by the WHO.
• Business continuity planning will
increase WHO resilience in the face
of potential disruptions to the
Organization’s ability to operate
• Deal with limited fiscal resources
• Spending on needy small scale business to grow.
• Cutting down expenditures on less important
areas while refocussing on immediate needs. (ex.
Central vista project )
• Reassure investors, the government could
express its commitment to return to its fiscal
• Government can accept responsibility for the first
loss in incremental loans made to SME.
FINANCIAL PLAN /
Many tech companies are rolling out
robots and drones to help fight it and
provide services and care to those
quarantined or practicing social distancing.
This pandemic has fast-tracked the
"testing" of robots and drones in public as
officials seek out the most expedient and
safe way to grapple with the outbreak and
limit contamination and spread of the
FLYING ROBOT HOME
• Disinfecting pods and robot cleaners
help Hong Kong Airport prepare for
return of passengers
• Trials for various innovative
technologies are currently under way
at the international hub, many of
which could become everyday
features at airports around the world
as more countries begin to open their
ROBOTS DISINFECTANT AT
• Stepping in where humans should
not, robots are being used for jobs
such as sanitising hospitals and
delivering food and medicines in
many parts of the world and perhaps
soon in India where experiments are
underway to increase their role in
REBUID MENTAL HEALTH
• Handshakes are the most emblematic
way we’re likely to see a shift
• Various attempts have been trialed,
including touching feet and elbows.
• Due to global recession , many can go
into depression , hence government
must ensure psychological and
mental health programmes to rebuild
them and bring their livelihood to
The recent pandemic has changed everything we know, particularly about how we remain socially connected
In many places, travel restrictions aimed at containing COVID-19 has reduced access to markets; and the purchasing power of millions of people has been decimated as a result of an exponential increase in unemployment rates. Moreover, school closures have disturbed the main source of nutrition for over 370 million children around the world.
Those suffering from hunger are at greater risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms as a result of associated health conditions, such as malnutrition and non-communicable diseases, which compromise the immune system. Compounding this is the fact that those who are hungry are often trapped in poverty and do not have access to health services, water and sanitation facilities, or indeed the space to quarantine or practice social distancing.
The pandemic’s impact on the environment has been staggering. Carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are heading for a record 5.5-5.7% annual drop. From mid-January to mid-February, China’s carbon emissions fell by around 25%. In Delhi, a city with often the worst air quality in the world, pollution caused by PM2.5s reduced by roughly 75% as traffic congestion dropped by 59%. A 70% reduction in toxic nitrogen oxides was reported in Paris, while satellite imagery showed nitrogen dioxide levels in Milan fell by about 40%. In the UK, road travel has decreased by as much as 73% and in London, toxic emissions at major roads and junctions fell by almost 50%.
According to analysis report by Deloitte, the pandemic has set foot in India and is expected to lead the country towards a major slowdown with affecting sectors like FMCG, Healthcare, Telecom, Automotive, Power, IT and many more counting. Also in world, COVID-19 likely to cost economy $1 trillion during 2020, says UN trade agency. As per the UNCTAD report presented, world financial markets tumbled over concerns about supply-chain interruptions from China, and oil price uncertainty. Germany economy is particularly fragile, but the Italian economy and other parts of the European periphery are also facing very serious stresses right now as a consequence of trends over the last few days. Although the threat of COVID-19 becoming an official pandemic “has become very real”, the world is “not at the mercy of the virus”, said the World Health Organization
Modern cities weren’t designed to cope with life during a pandemic, and this upside-down way of living has turned them into “a disorganised array of disconnected bedrooms and studios”, says Lydia Kallipoliti, assistant professor of architecture at The Cooper Union in New York. This layout might have made sense when cities were internationally connected hubs filled with millions of people working, commuting, sightseeing, drinking, dancing and hugging one another without a second thought. But that world seems a long way off now.
The 21st Century has so far seen Sars, Mers, Ebola, bird flu, swine flu and now Covid-19. If we have indeed entered an era of pandemics, how might we design the cities of tomorrow so that the outdoors doesn’t become a no-go zone, but remains a safe and habitable space?
Throughout history, nothing has killed more human beings than infectious disease. Covid-19 shows how vulnerable we remain – and how we can avoid similar pandemics in the future.
There was little special about my insight. Over the past 15 years, there has been no shortage of articles and white papers issuing dire warnings that a global pandemic involving a new respiratory disease was only a matter of time. On BBC Future in 2018, we reported that experts believed a flu pandemic was only a matter of time and that there could be millions of undiscovered viruses in the world, with one expert telling us, “I think the chances that the next pandemic will be caused by a novel virus are quite good.” In 2019, US President Donald Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services carried out a pandemic exercise named “Crimson Contagion”, which imagined a flu pandemic starting in China and spreading around the world.
The plague of Justinian struck in the 6th Century and killed as many as 50 million people, perhaps half the global population at the time. The Black Death of the 14th Century – likely caused by the same pathogen – may have killed up to 200 million people. Smallpox may have killed as many as 300 million people in the 20th Century alone, even though an effective vaccine – the world’s first – had been available since 1796.
Some 50 to 100 million people died in the 1918 influenza pandemic – numbers that surpass the death toll of World War One, which was being fought at the same time. The 1918 flu virus infected one in every three people on the planet. (Read more about how the 1918 flu changed the world). HIV, a pandemic that is still with us and still lacks a vaccine, has killed an estimated 32 million people and infected 75 million, with more added every day.