COVID-19 AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY

We cannot but pay attention to the hottest but dreadful news in town – COVID-19 (Corona virus) if truly we are in #business and its continuity is our priority. WHO has recently declared this highly contagious disease a #pandemic.

Globally, there have been over 182,000 confirmed cases (those who have tested positive) and about 7,100 deaths (Just in 4 months!). Corona has forced countries to close borders against one another, no matter the level of political affinity or international alignment. Hence, EU+UK would not be able to travel to the US in the next one month. Even, within the EU, Germany, France, Spain, etc. are declaring lockdowns and closing borders against entry for non-citizens! Schools and markets have been closed and people are working from home.

African countries are not left out and recently, Nigeria bans entry for travelers from thirteen countries because of five confirmed cases of corona virus. The restriction will apply to travelers from countries with more than 1,000 cases. They include China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, the United States, Norway, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland; this takes effect from March 20.

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