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ENDGAME: COVID-19 & WORLD DIPLOMACY

Published : 28 Apr 2020, 18:49

Nayon Karmakar

Novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has become the name of riding hag for the running world. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by newly discovered Coronavirus defined by WHO. It has been spreading its lineage restlessly. From New York to Tokyo, From Monaco to Amsterdam, From Channel Island to Andaman this one horrible Word CORONAVIRUS or COVID-19 become a life hazard giant. This COVID-19 originated in mammals species, particularly in bats scientists say that. But at first, it appeared in the Huanan Seafood market at Wuhan state in China and is affecting 210 countries and territories around the globe with two international conveyances. Around 3 million people have affected by this life-enhancing Pandemic various and more than 190,000 people has died for this from December 2019 to till.

 

The whole world is suffering from this Coronavirus pandemic, especially Europe and the USA. Hans Kluge, The WHO’s regional director for Europe said in an online news conference from Copenhagen that, “We remain in the eye of the storm.” Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium is hardly hit European countries. Even the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was affected by Coronavirus. The UK announced to prolong its lockdown few more weeks to overcome the Coronavirus outbreak. The foreign secretary Dominik Raab said that “The worst thing we can do right now to ease up.” Most of the countries are under lockdown. Offices, business, Educational Institutions, Market, as well as the regular life has stacked for this pandemic. Productions and supply of essential goods have stopped. After weeks of strict lockdown Spain, Italy, Denmark, and Finland have made to easy curbs, allowing some businesses to reopen. Germany has also decided to follow the steps.

Business is badly hit by this world Pandemic. Business experts say that it’s the worst condition of the world market after the Second World War. For the lockdown production, distribution, and supply of goods and services has hampered. Supply chain breakdown has hit almost every sector. Big transformations in the stock market, where shares of the companies are bought and sold, can affect many investments in persons or individual accounts (ISAS). Oil price has fallen negatively for the effect of lockdown worldwide. Maximum international flight has stopped, vehicles is not using to go for the office and the stock of the oil is inexorable. It’s the first time in world history that US crude fell to negative value for the Corona monster. Productions of the factory are going slow. For closing, the border travel business becomes threatened. Millions of people become out of work across the world.

The first affected country China has already in a better position than before. The government has already withdrawn the lockdown. People are joining the work. The factory has started their production even that the controversial Huanan Seafood market has opened for the general people. Beijing has sent the medical team as well as the badly needed medical equipment to the European hardly hit Pandemic areas. The whole world is fighting for enough hospital beds, masks, PPE, testing kits and other medical equipment to overcome form this pandemic condition. And China is supplying those to the European countries as well as the US. Even if India (the biggest producer and exporter of Hydroxychloroquine), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and some of the sub-continental countries has taken the essential medical equipment from China. But some country media state that China has mixed concoctions behind it. The Economist indicates these activities couple of weeks ago that, The BUSINESS OF SURVIVAL. 

China in fact is helping the world by supplying that equipment. But the question has come out that why china has to be blamed by the other countries? And why china become the scapegoat after this big help? We have been seeing that from the beginning of the pandemic US President Donald Trump calls that Chinese Virus. Which makes a big controversy among the states. Mr. Trump has called World Health Organization (WHO) as China-centric. Trump has criticized WHO’s a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US President also has suspended the funding to WHO. Many countries including US has indicated WHO and China to take the liabilities for the world pandemic. But WHO always defend that and ignore their faults. Simply some questions have arisen that, how did the virus graph the world? And why didn’t WHO worn to the world very beginning? If not WHO then who is going to take the responsibility?  Though UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that, now is ‘not the time’ to reduce the funding. Inside the press conference, Mr. Trump faced protests by the journalists several times for using this word Chinese virus. Washington is even blaming that the virus has come out from the Chinese laboratory. Even the World Media express that as a Blame Game. But why this Blaming? 

When the World is busy counting the dead body, CHINA is taking preparation to grab the world market. Visible thing is that Due to the lack of trade of companies from Europe and the USA that based in China, their shares fall approximately 40% of their value. Now the whole world is straggling to fight with this corona monster on the other hand China buys 30 percent of the shares of companies in Europe and the USA at a very low price. At the end of March China’s central bank has bought 1.01 percent of the Stake in HDFC Bank in India that was lamplight news in Indian media last week.

An American Lawyer Larry Klayman and his advocacy group Freedom Watch along with Texas company Buzz Photos have filed a lawsuit of USD 20 trillion (more than China’s one year GDP) against the Chinese government, the Chinese army, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Director of Wuhan Institute of Virology Shi Zhengli And Major General of Chinese army Chen Wei for the coronavirus outbreak. They are also claiming that coronavirus is the result of china’s biological weapon made by China.

Many countries are complaining about the deteriorative medical equipment supplied by china.US implies virus may have origins in a Chinese lab, not a market. German Chancellor Angela Merkel demands transparency from china on Coronavirus origin. Japan has declared to spend 2.2 billion dollars to bring companies that have their production centers in China. The analysis of the World Trade Organization (WTO) states that The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates an unprecedented disruption to the global economy and world trade, as production and consumption are scaled back across the globe. WTO counted that the world trade will drop by 13 to 32% in the year of 2020. Asian exports will drop by 36%, imports by 31.5% approximately. If so, than the aftermaths of this pandemic will be much more dangerous. Unemployment, lack of essential goods, hunger games, the economic breakdown will make the world unbearable to a human beings.

Most of the affected countries have taken a lot of steps to prevent this pandemic. A large number of territories are under lockdown. Physicians, nurses, volunteers, polices, presses, and the Media are working restlessly to serve the people. Some countries have declared the state emergency. Maximum flights have stopped for COVIT-19. Most of countries have closed their border to prevent social contamination. In spite of those big steps, the procession of death is increasing day by day. The whole world is straggling for more and more medical equipment and hospitals. We have been seeing the haphazard conditions of Europe and North American Territories from a couple of months, who are in the leading position in medical science. Now, this Corona giant is clawing in south East Asia. We are not much developing than in the first world. Our medical infrastructure is not much developed. In the other hand, we don’t have enough stock of food and essential products. So it’s the matter of thinking that how we can overcome this pandemic and what will be the post-pandemic condition? The government has taken lot of steps to grow the awareness of the people as well as the supply of emergency food and products. Prime minister has unveiled massive stimulus package to counter the adverse effects of this pestilence. UN Chief Antonio Guterres said that only a safe and effective vaccine can return the world to normal, hoping that could be available by year-end. The Bill Melinda Foundation offered USD 150 million called for global corporations to the ready vaccine. But analysis states that for each person we need a vaccine. And to produce seven billions of vaccine is out of the production capacity, Mark Suzman, the CEO of Gets Foundation said that. We don’t know how long we have to wait for the solution. 

The scenario of the whole world is changing. Most of the people are locked in the room. We are crossing a serious disaster time. Every single moment we are forwarding to an unknown future. In a statement on Earth Day, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that all eyes are on the COVID-19 Pandemic and we must work together to save a life, ease suffering, and lessen the shattering economic and social consequences.

We are waiting to see the COVID-19 End Game, we are waiting to come back to a normal life, we are waiting to walk freely with our friends, we are waiting to take a breath in the Corona free fresh air and finally, We want to live in the Corona free world.

 

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