The disease has created a universal health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we anticipate our world and our everyday lives. Not only the rate of contagion and patterns of transmission jeopardizes our perception of the mechanism, but the safety measures put in place to contain the spread of the virus also require social distancing.
During the first wave of COVID-19, there were no commercially available pharmaceutical interventions or vaccines to prevent infection, treat the disease, or prevent the pandemic. Countries were leaning on behavior change and non-pharmaceutical interventions, including, amongst others, self-isolation of symptomatic individuals, increased hand hygiene; physical distancing, working from home where possible, and school and business closure. National and local governments had closed their borders, constraining the activity of people in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease and to unwrap the peak of the epidemic, to reduce the daily demand for health care resources.
The scabs left by the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic have hardly cured and India is facing a horrible second round of infections. Maharashtra became the first state to announce localized restraint in the path of rising Covid-19 cases. Now, many Indian states have followed the same.
The restrictions have come as a panic to some service-oriented companies engaged in travel, tourism and hospitality businesses. Restaurants, hotels, and similar organizations faced the biggest losses during the first wave of the pandemic and had merely recovered. The new limitations could be a death toll for many such businesses. As a result, millions of employees and workers could lose jobs or face salary cuts again.
Not only this, the lockdown restrictions could have a related consequence on the travel and tourism sector as well. This will harshly affect the economy.
The first wave of Covid-19 in India destroyed the economy, but the alarm was assimilated to a great extent by relief measures announced by the government and Reserve Bank of India.
The government had endorsed a series of relief measures under the Aatmanirbhar Bharat package for impeding the damage to the economy. The Reserve Bank of India also announced a sum of measures to protect individuals and companies during the crisis. One such measure was to extend the loan suspension. But this time, it is discovered that banks are in a much vulnerable position to extend any financial help to borrowers.
As Ludhiana Dyeing Industry President and Punjab Dyer Association Chairman Ashok Makkar say, “the government hasn't supported us during the first wave of COVID-19. The industry was at a high loss as there was inefficient labor, due to which there is no manufacturing. Also, the government has not given relief in electricity, bank loan, bank interest which poured cold water into every industrialist's hope. Moreover, it will take at least one year to recover if the central government will support them otherwise it will be a trauma for every businessman.” He further added, “Central must provide them GST refund so that they can quickly recover from this site loss. As in foreign countries, students and other needy people were helped with money, our government must be inspired from them.”
Though the wave is new, the curbs are not like before.
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