The arrival of the year 2020 has put the entire world, with the assurance of an unpredictable future, at war against a pandemic. With hundreds of thousands of casualties and millions of reported cases, no country, from the most developed to the poorest, has been spared. As with pre-WWII and post-WWII, the world defines itself as pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID-19.
As people have accepted social distancing as a way to slow the spread of the pandemic, consumers are preferring to shop online instead of risking their lives and buying in person. Also, after the pandemic, social distancing and staying home is further expected to push the consumers towards online shopping. However, uncertain consumer demand and supply chain issues can affect the e-commerce industry. The pandemic issue can also affect big enterprises. In short, the flare of COVID-19 had an impact on these segments due to the irregularity in the supply chain and consumer demand across the world.
Although the lockdown has been lifted, we need to be precautious and careful because there are still chances of getting infected by the virus. Therefore, we can stay protected after the corona lockdown and there are some few steps that are super simple and easy to follow to stay safe while being outside.
- FACE MASK: The use of face masks has both been common and also invalidated. People tend to buy masks in bulk, even surgical masks and masks for crucial environment like N-95 have been bought by customers in panic mode but do not follow the protocols that are actually needed to be practiced.
- HAND SANITIZERS: provide several advantages over hand washing with soap and water. Sanitizers require less time than hand washing, act quickly to kill microorganisms on hand ,are more accessible than sinks and reduce bacterial counts on hands.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING:When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease, even if they do not feel sick. The best way to fight the spread of the virus is to stay at home, be away from your friends and socialise online. If you must go outside or meet someone in person make sure you keep a distance of at least 1.5 metre (about 5 feet) between yourself and anyone around.