On March 24, 2020, the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown initially for three weeks to contain the spread of COVID-19, by closing educational institutions, non-essential businesses, and also suspended air and rail travel inside and outside of the country.
In the past 4 months, we faced many phases of lockdowns. We all are aware of the rules set by the Government from lockdown 1.0 to lockdown 5.0 (unlock 1.0) but most of us were not aware of the effects of this lockdown. So, here in this post, we will walk you through the lockdown effects on people, businesses, nature, economy, etc.
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What are the Effects of Covid-19 Lockdown on Businesses?
Due to Covid-19 slump followed by social distancing and a lockdown, businesses are facing major impacts no matter how established they are and are having to look at how they manage and operate their business. It became a challenge for businesses to keep their financial wheels turning during the lockdown period due to less revenue and the general uncertainty in the global financial environment.
But this Covid-19 lockdown has also brought some good things to our nature – From breathing pure air to greener trees, detecting various wildlife into the cities, River Ganga turns fit for drinking here are some most important environmental changes that we have seen for coronavirus lockdown.
With all the factories, shops, markets, transport being suspended, Nitrogen dioxide levels fell dramatically. The below picture says it all.
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But most of the people face the problem with financial & mental stress. We can relief our mental stress but can’t the first one. The government also has taken the steps to recover our old life.
We must follow the instructions to free from the virus. Also, the Government release the lockdown slowly to the prior department. This is the best action why would I say this, if they release fully, Environmental changes to worst than the old one.
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As India Reopens, some deadly accidents break out
The most heart-melting news rather than corona was16 migrants crushed to death by a Goods Train and a pregnant Elephant in Kerala was killed by putting the cracker on the food (fruit), the styrene gas leak from the South Korean industrial giant LG in Visakhapatnam also killed 11 people and sickened some hundreds. Along with people, many animals have also died.
A recent industrial accident was reported on July 13, 2020 (late night). There was a massive fire broke out in Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City in Parawada, Visakhapatnam.
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As India has returned back to work after the various Covid-19 lockdowns, there have been many industrial accidents happening at least a week killing the workers, polluting the surrounding areas with long-term health and environmental implications.
Although lockdown has slowed the disease, it has definitely not contained it. So, we should follow the rules and instructions from the government and also should take some preventive measures.