COVID-19: A Blessing or Curse on Affected Countries and its Citizens


Alberta Aseye Ama Duhoe
Bernard Akuetey Toffa


The emergence of COVID-19, the deadly global virus brought in its wake, both positive and negative results on the general lives of citizens in the affected countries. While many countries, families and global health organizations strive in their quest daily to completely remove this pandemic, others on the other hand, though scared of the deadly virus, see it as an avenue to make gains. Individuals, private organizations and cooperate bodies have and still utilizing the ugly situation to solve their financial problems through various means. Despite the ban of social gatherings leading to closure of many religious places of worship, many men of God have yielded to online modes to carry their messages across and also get their financial remittances through. This paper seeks to examine the fortunes and misfortunes of COVID-19 in the general life of citizens in affected countries around the world and the impact of this supposed blessing or curse on the economy. Currently, implementation of policies and frameworks that tackle digital production and dissemination of misinformation about disease outbreaks is imperative. Governments that participate in truth-telling are moving faster off hazards than those that distort or hesitate the communication of the message of the disease. Corona virus has differed widely in the capital, capacities, and management / mitigation strategies needed. Good preparedness and responsiveness are also important prerequisites. The most risk-effective strategies for raising pandemic readiness, particularly in resource-constrained environments, comprise of investment in strengthening core global health systems, especially water and sewage systems; growing awareness; and immediately extinguishing pandemic-causing sparks.




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COVID-19: A Blessing or Curse on Affected Countries and its Citizens. (2020). Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences, 1, 32-39.

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COVID-19: A Blessing or Curse on Affected Countries and its Citizens. (2020). Research Journal in Advanced Social Sciences, 1, 32-39.


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