Essay on “Impact of covid-19 on our lives” for UPSC competitive exams and for college students and also applicable for high class students of class 8th, class 9th, class 10th and class 12th.
Corona virus named pandemic is a huge disaster in the world which takes millions lives from last year to present time. People lost their families, children and parents. WHO declared that covid-19 is a Global Pandemic and Governments of all countries have decided to lockdown in their countries. Nobody can go out from their livelihoods. In all countries Schools have closed and then children saw new phase of study which is called “online study”. Covid-19 has put million impacts on human life- World economy goes down, occupations stopped, study breaks, and people lost their lives.
- About covid19 pandemic
- Importance of lockdown
- Impact of lockdown
- Impact of Covid-19 on our lives
- 1. World Economy effected:-
- 2. Rising of unemployment:-
- 3. Expansion of Digitalization
- 3. Progress in online education
- 4. People became self dependent
- 5. Social Volunteers
- 6. Job crisis
- 7. Social distance
- 8. Health insurance awareness
- 9. World climate change
- 10. Rising of new business opportunities
- 11. Family Values increased
- 12. Financial savings
- Impact of Covid-19 on education
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
About covid19 pandemic
Corona virus disease (covid-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered corona virus. Most of people infected with the covid-19 virus will experienced mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people have faced the problems like chronic respiratory disease and cardiovascular disease . Its general symptoms are fever, dry cough, tiredness, aches and pains. But serious symptoms are difficulty breathing or shortness of breathing, chest pain and lost of speech or movement. On average it takes 5-6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show however it takes 14 days to show.
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 always wear mask or coughing into a flexed elbow. The best way to protect yourself and others from infection by washing hands or using alcohol based hand rub and don’t touching your face. This method can prevent and slowdown transmission is to be well informed about the covid-19 virus, the causes of disease and how it spreads.
Importance of lockdown
Lockdown is defined as an emergency protocol that is implemented by the government to prevent people from leaving their homes and particular area. During lockdown people are not allowed to travel or go outside their houses like before. In these circumstances one cannot go out to work or cannot go out to malls and cinemas for leisure activities. A lockdown means that people need to stay inside and safe. Essential services like medication, banks, groceries are only allowed to function in this crucial time.
According to experts- India started the lockdown very early which was smart decision and also being beneficial for people. During the global pandemic to break the chain of corona virus, Prime Minister of India announced the lockdown on 24 March 2020. PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation to the break of corona virus outbreak. Corona virus rapidly spreads first in another countries like Italy, USA, United Kingdom, Australia. But these countries waiting too long for the lockdown and made a mess-up. It was very essential to lockdown for break the chain of corona virus because it’s infectious disease.
Impact of lockdown
- There are several benefits of lockdown during pandemic because that is only the way to control infection which is spreading rapidly.
- Stay at home is most important especially for sick and elderly.
- Social distance, sanitise of hands, stay at home and mask wearing are most important steps to contol the infection because at the rising time of corona virus there is not vaccination in exist.
- At present time India discovered the vaccine for covid-19 and people are recovering from infection of the corona virus.
Impact of Covid-19 on our lives
1. World Economy effected:-
Corona virus and lockdown puts big impact on world economy. According to international monetary fund the global economy fall down over 3 percent in 2020. The meaning of lockdown was shutting down businesses, confining billions of people to their homes and stop all economic activities.
2. Rising of unemployment:-
Due to corona virus there is rising unemployment in the whole world. Several small businesses break down during lockdown and people got unemployed. Small level of street food stall, vendors, auto rickshaw like small transport had stopped. These are caused of rising of unemployment.
3. Expansion of Digitalization
It is saying not wrong that digital world already in exist but due to corona virus it is speed up the Digitalization. People preferred to work from home. They selling the products online. The growth of Online marketing increasing day by day.
3. Progress in online education
Nowadays mostly students doing their study online because schools are closed. But it is harmful for children because they hold mobile phone for many hours. It can put bad impact on eyes, and make them lazy.
4. People became self dependent
Shortage of general services make people self dependent. To fulfill their own needs people became self service person.
5. Social Volunteers
Several people became as a social Volunteers to help poor people. These volunteers helps people by distribute them food, medicines and another needy things. During lockdown people got unemployed and they didn’t have sufficient food for their families and children. Those social workers fulfill their needs.
6. Job crisis
All big industries and factories stopped working. Work was already stopped and owner of the industries also reduced the number of workers because they could not pay them. Job crisis spread rapidly.
7. Social distance
Social distance became in existing first time in the world. Due to infectious pandemic it is compulsory for all human beings, for safe life.
8. Health insurance awareness
People became aware about health insurance. It is famous saying,
“If you have life in you, you’ve the world with you”.
The business of life insurance increasing after the outbreak of pandemic. The pandemic made people aware and concious about their health.
9. World climate change
During lockdown every services shutting down. Transport also stopped and there are no polution in the world. During those days world climate changed. No polution of traffic and industries and air got pure and carbon emissions also broken. It was positive impact on the earth 🌎.
10. Rising of new business opportunities
After big outbreak of pandemic new businesses rising like face mask, gloves, hand sanitizer factories. Today these are essential needs for human beings and important part of life.
11. Family Values increased
Corona virus pandemic leaves immense impact on people that they realise the values of their lives and families. They want to spend maximum time with their families. ‘Care and cure’ becomes necessary part of life.
12. Financial savings
Due to corona virus people got aware about finance. They realise that saving account plays important role in that pandemic situations, When nobody can do their job and stopped daily earning sources.
Corona virus (covid-19) leave a mark on the whole world , which can never be forgotten in the life. People should be aware about their health and take precautions to be fit and healthy living.
Impact of Covid-19 on education
Children were disproportionately affected by the closure of schools due to Covid as not all children had the opportunities, means or access to learning during the pandemic. Students who live below the poverty line did not have adequate modern means.
Human Rights Watch said that “the closure of schools for millions of students is not just a temporary interruption in their education, but a sudden end to it”. Children have started working, married, become parents, distracted with education. They have assumed that they will not be able to resume education or that they will be deprived of free or compulsory education guaranteed under the laws of their country due to age.
For millions of students, the closure of schools was not only a temporary interruption in their education, but an abrupt end to their education.
Even students who have returned or will return to their classes will continue to feel the effects of the loss of studies during the pandemic for many years to come.
Children from low-income families were more likely to be discouraged from studying online because they could not buy enough devices or internet. Schools with fewer resources faced major educational barriers. They faced particular difficulties teaching their students in the face of digital limitations. The education system has often failed to provide digital literacy training for students and teachers. To ensure that students and teachers can use these techniques safely and with confidence.
Human Rights Watch said governments must immediately follow through on their 2015 commitments, under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to guarantee access to inclusive quality primary and secondary education for all children by 2030. They should put full emphasis on the return to school of children most at risk of missing out or facing obstacles.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
what are the symptoms of coronavirus disease?
Its general symptoms are fever, dry cough, tiredness, aches and pains. But serious symptoms are difficulty breathing or shortness of breathing, chest pain and lost of speech or movement.
why it is called covid-19
The word covid-19 is derived from coronavirus:-