tsunami is usually a series of waves caused by earthquakes or undersea volcanic eruptions, the world is currently experiencing a new tsunami that is COVID-19, unfortunately the repercussions are already staring us in the face and Businesses, markets, industries and governments are disrupted, there will surely be recovery from this tsunami but in a long while.
COVID-19: THE TSUNAMI
The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other locations internationally, including Africa.
As life begins to return to normalcy in china, experts worry that there is still an underlying risk. There are worries that as soon as the expansive quarantine measures are lifted, China will be a hit by a second wave of infection, especially as the coronavirus is now a global pandemic and imported cases outnumber local ones.
The European Union has scrambled to find a coherent response to the outbreak, with countries imposing their own border checks in what is normally a zone of control-free travel, limiting exports of medical equipment or failing to share key data swiftly.
The national leaders agreed on Tuesday to close the external borders of most European countries for 30 days and establish fast-track lanes at their countries’ frontiers to keep medicines and food moving.
Public health officials say the US has reached a tipping point, warning that if residents don’t take the call to action seriously, the country may approach the situation in Italy, which went on lockdown last week and where hospitals have been overwhelmed with more than 31,000 cases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has described the coronavirus pandemic as the “defining global health crisis of our time”, and urged countries to test all suspected cases of COVID-19.