The Covid-19 Pandemic ~ Some Incidental Labour Issues

The Covid-19 Pandemic ~ Some Incidental Labour Issues

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020 declared COVID-19 a global pandemic owing to the fact that it has universally become a threatening illness affecting over 110 countries in the world and continuously spreading at a geometric rate. In January 2020, the agency had termed it a ‘public health emergency of international concern’.

Accordingly, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of WHO, stated that ‘... it is not just a public health crisis; it is a crisis that will touch every sector’. The Director General’s statement illuminates the fact that the pandemic is not only a threat to the physical health of individuals or the Health sector, but a Socio-Economic drawback that will have ramifying effects on the Economic, Social, Financial, and Commercial sectors in various countries across the globe. Consequently, it follows that the
effects of the pandemic will invariably be felt in the global labour market and will invariably affect the stability and progression of the aforementioned sectors in every country affected by the virus.

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