The COVID-19 pandemic has spanned two winters, upending the world as we knew it and disrupting the lives of billions. People the world over have reshaped their daily routines to cope with the challenges brought by the coronavirus. It is everyone’s hope that life will soon return to normal.
Wearing a mask, washing your hands often, and maintaining a social distance are the basics in the battle against the coronavirus. Personal protective equipment has as a result become a daily necessity, whether in hospitals or personal lives.
The New Poor
Whereas COVID-19 has affected the world on a global level, different places have shown different degrees of suffering. People working in tourism haven’t seen any signs of their industry making a comeback yet, and many have become the new poor. At the same time, lockdowns and other preventive measures that governments have put in place to contain the virus have pushed many low-income families to the brink of hunger.