A recent example is the COVID-19 outbreak. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 an international public health emergency on January 30, 2020 and a pandemic in March 11, 2020.
Introduction: The COVID-19 Pandemic, a worldwide crisis that has impacted the economies and health of many countries in the world, is an example. The virus began in China’s Wuhan in December 2019, and it has now spread quickly to more than 200 other countries. It causes severe illness in the respiratory system and can cause death. A significant disruption to daily life has been caused by the pandemic, which led to school closings and work arrangements being altered.
There are three fundamental stages to the crisis.
- Identification and containment.
- Peak and fall: This is the stage at which there was a significant increase in confirmed cases and that it began to decrease.
- Reconstruction and recovery: This is the current phase, where countries work to remove restrictions and reopen their economy while still monitoring and controlling the spread of the disease.
What actually happened in the crisis? Many countries put into place strict measures to prevent the spread, including lockdowns and social distancing. The measures caused major disruptions in everyday life. Schools were closed and work arrangements changed. In many places, the epidemic has caused mass illness and death as well, which overwhelmed health care services. It has also had a severe economic impact, resulting in widespread job losses as well as economic downturn.