With over 5000 active cases and 165 total deaths in India, novel coronavirus didn’t take more than four months to get the title of a pandemic in march’s second week 2020. With a steady lockdown, people and businesses in India are in fear of physical and mental effects as well as financial collapse.
Such a situation, especially in a country like India, is leading to numerous unpredictable conditions. Therefore, let us understand how the coronavirus is making a deep impact on India physically, mentally, and economically.
Physical impact of COVID-19 in India
As the country is under 21 day’s complete lockdown, the citizens are lacking physical activity. They are not being involved in workouts or even cope up with their daily schedule. In that case, people are not taking care of their health and affect themselves physically.
Talking about the virus itself, people with COVID-19 are constantly developing signs of mild fever and respiratory symptoms. Moreover, the symptoms such as body ache, headache, and sore throat are likely to happen but not completely assured.
You may also witness cough due to coronavirus (a dry one) and it happens due to the sole reason of cell irritation caused by the virus. However, some people might experience a cough with sputum. IN that case, your cough will contain a thicker mucus containing cells killed by COVID-19 in your lungs.
Furthermore, elder people with any respiratory disease are at a greater risk from the virus. Also, social distancing shows the signs of higher inflammation in a body. Therefore, the physical impact of COVID-19 in India is very lethal.
Mental Impact of COVID-19 in India
Pandemic is more than just a phenomenon of medical culture. Both professional and personal life is affected badly on numerous levels. Moreover, the only solution as of now i.e., physical and social distancing leaves a great impact on relationships and life.
Furthermore, the widespread chain hoax and fake information through the means of social media does nothing but increase the fear among people. Panic attacks, depression, sleep disturbances, and loneliness are just a starter fallout of mental health during this pandemic.
However, when it comes to the assessment of COVID-19, everyone is just talking about the death tolls and nobody cares about mental health. Therefore, it is necessary to know about the numerous ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic affects the mental health of Indian citizens.
Foremost of all, if you are a senior citizen, gone through a pandemic earlier, you may feel the fear of reliving all those experiences again. Moreover, the fear of losing a job because of isolation or ban on travel can greatly affect people in fitness, tourism, or travel sectors in India.
Also, there is always some insecurity developed in your mind for the sake of your loved ones. There is a lot of anxiety involved with the fear of living alone and not able to meet anyone. On the other hand, some people might face the exact opposite i.e., living with a large family for the time being.
On top of that, you might even develop a stigma for people who have a cough or cold. However, that can be just a mere fly. Hence, the mental impact of COVID-19 in India is way more than the physical impact.
Economic Impact of COVID-19 in India
Industries in India are affected greatly by the coronavirus already. Moreover, as you may already know, India is highly dependent on china for imports. The significance of imports from China can be measured by the fact that out of 20 major products imported by India, 10 are manufactured in China.
Talking about electronic imports, China exports 45% of electronic goods to India. The same applies to organic chemicals as well. On an estimate, more than two-thirds of the chemicals are imported from China by India.
Even in the automotive parts, China exports over 25%of parts in India. On top of that, the figures are surprisingly 70% and 90% for pharmaceutical as well as mobile phone imports in India from China. Therefore, most of the industries are hit badly due to the outbreak.
In conclusion, the import dependence of India is causing a huge economic impact due to the coronavirus outbreak. Hence, the economic impact is extremely high and likely to cause numerous problems in the upcoming future.