Corona Attacks to Slow Down IT Industry
Apr 14, 2020 Gourav Bajaj Press Release
What is Covid-19 / Corona Virus disease?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a very harmful infectious disease caused by the newly founded coronavirus that started from china in December last year. Coronavirus directly hits the respiratory system, starts from mild and goes to a moderate phase in around 14 days. Older peoples and children (below 10) are more likely to develop the serious illness of this disease. People who are suffering from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer have more risk of coming under the coronavirus disease.
According to World Health Organization
“The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently and not touching your face.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).”
More about COVID-19
Till now there is no specific vaccination is or treatment for the coronavirus. However, many countries are trying to get over this and work on the vaccinations of the coronavirus. The only way to protect yourself from this harmful disease is, be aware and tell others also.
How to protect yourself ?
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the Coronavirus to your loved once and others if you:
Stay aware of the latest guidelines on COVID-19 available on the WHO website and through your local and national public health authority. Some of the peoples are recovered after getting into coronavirus but it can be more dangerous and harmful for others. Protect yourself and others with the best care.
Wash your hands frequently
Wash your hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand rub or hand wash. Because alcohol-based hand wash kills the germs that will harm your health. Washing hands is important because it will kill the germs from your hands and protect your other body parts where you touch regularly. It also protects the people who met you and come in contact with your hands or body.
Maintain at least 1 meter of distance from anyone who is sneezing and coughing. Why? Because when someone sneeze or cough they through/spray the small liquid drop which may contain virus particles. So be aware and maintain social distancing. It will help you in protecting from the infected people.
Don’t touch nose, mouth, and eyes
We touch many things that may contain virus particles that may be touch where the surface has a virus on it. Hands can transfer those virus particles to the nose, mouth, and eyes and from there, the virus can enter your body and make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you and the people around you (your family members, friends, and neighbors) follow a good respiratory hygiene schedule. This includes wearing a mask, washing hands, maintain distance, and use of tissue while coughing & sneezing. Dispose of the tissue you used once while sneezing.
If you feel fever, cough and breathing problem, seek medical care early
Stay at home and stay self-quarantine if you feel sick or unwell. If you feel any fever, cough, and problem in breath types of symptoms call the doctor immediately or contact the nearest hospital and follow the directions given by your health authority.
Why? Because your local and national health authorities have the most updated information on this situation of corona virus. This will help you to protect you from the moderate level of this disease and also protect others like family members and your neighbors.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay updated and informed on the latest developments of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Follow the instructions and advice given by your doctors, healthcare providers, and your national and local public health authority on how to protect yourself and others from this fatal disease.
Effect of corona (COVID-19) on IT industries
Researches show when COVID-19 started in china, sales breakdown, and unemployment percentage increases. Coronavirus caused retail sales to drop by 20.5% and the unemployment rate jumped to 6.2 in February.
When china is suffering from this, some countries started taking serious steps but some of them were not. Those who didn’t take any action on this disease are experiencing heavy loss for example- the USA, Iran, and Italy.
1) Businesses are going to struggle for a while
Businesses are going to struggle for a while because of the lockdown situation offline businesses are closed excluding departmental stores, the medical shops, and the confectioneries.
Now if we talk about online businesses, they are moving towards groceries like Flip kart and Amazon. Because of not getting stock of the products, so they go unavailable from now to the time when the situation will come under control.
Web design and website development companies are suffering more because of no work out there in the market. Markets are down, no business is running offline and online. Services like website designing, mobile application development
, e-commerce website designing, digital marketing are not in use because no one wants to invest in these services when there is no transaction of business is happening.
2) Decrease in the Ecommerce business
Ecommerce businesses are going towards grocery products because of the demand for food items from the population. They know people are not going outside for any type of shopping because of the fear of the coronavirus (COVID-19). So, these websites are selling grocery products and medicines for a while.
Affect of not running the business and their websites like e-commerce websites, agencies those who provide the ecommerce website designing and other website development services don’t have any work. Doesn’t matter they do work from home or not because they don’t have any work to do at home.
3) Office closures
Travel restrictions and office closures are the best steps to control the Novel Corona Disease. But industries and companies are going in loss by this. Because of no work and according to the government they have to pay a salary to the employees.
IT industries like ecommerce website designing companies
approaching work from home options. This will not stop their work but they can feel drop-down in their output because, at home, employees are not able to work with full concentration. They don’t get the proper environment for work at home and this will slow down their work speed.
A report by Gartner, a leading IT service management company, says that 54% of the companies in India do not have enough technology and resources for employees to work to home.
4) Travel restrictions and quarantine
Travel restrictions and quarantines affecting hundreds of millions of people have left factories short of labor and parts, disrupting just-in-time supply chains and triggering sales warnings across technology, automotive, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and other industries.
Travelling also affects those who go outside the country because of the business work. These types of businesses are stopped due to coronavirus disease.