COVID-19 and Its Impact on Society
Electronic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol 2: Issue I, 2020
5 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 3, 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) announced Corona Virus which is also referred as COVID-19as a disease on 11th February 2020. It is a respiratory disease which impacts the health of the individual as a whole. The first case of COVID-19 was first reported in China in December 2019. The WHO declared the novel Corona Virus as a Pandemic disease in March, 2020, which means that the new virus is spreading rapidly across the countries around the world. The symptoms of this virus include, fever, and cough, sore throat and difficulty in breathing. Man is a social animal and social relations and interactions are necessary to his existence. The novel Corona virus and the containment measures posed a challenge to the interpersonal and community interactions that with the social distancing measures and isolation, these social relations became severely impacted. From the human existence, these social connections, interactions and relations have become integral into our life. So, if there is an absence of such connection, definitely leads to stressful states of loneliness, anxiety, depression, mental disorders, health hazards, and many other issues which impact the life of the individual and the collective society as a whole. This paper is a Reviewed paper which is based on secondary information collected from various sources such as published and unpublished Journal Articles, Newspapers, Books, and Reports of various Government Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations and Commission. In this reviewed paper, the author has tried to analyze the impact of the COVID-19 in the life of the individual as a whole.
Keywords: COVID-19, social, psychological, impact, health, society
JEL Classification: 100
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