The media has played a very huge role in covering the COVID-19 pandemic since the first case was reported in China on 31 December 2019. The media from all over the world was and still is, very instrumental in its communication role in informing the masses about COVID-19, even as new information about the virus continues to emerge.
We have already covered so much about the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has brought a devastating effect on the world economy since the first case was reported in December 2019.
The effects continue to be felt until now as more and more cases are being reported in different parts of the world.
Unfortunately, the onset of the 5G commercial launch by ISPs around the world in late 2019 collided with the first coronavirus cases reported in China. In some people’s minds, it wasn’t hard to somehow try and figure out the virus’s source in their minds, linking it to 5G without any evidence.
What were you doing when the Government announced the lockdown in March?
Well, for many of us, we were busy in going on in our lives, hustling and bustling in the streets on Nairobi. After the first case was announced, a lot of changes had to be done and with no clear end in sight, many organizations had to change how they work. Working from home was one of them.
A lot of industries have faced a tremendous amount of job losses due to the coronavirus. Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that there were 1.7million jobs lost in the first three months of the virus.
The impact of Covid-19 has been devastating and has forced everyone to rethink how we do things. From travel, to school to working. A lot of employers have had to think fast and change how they operate, so as to stay afloat as well as keep employees safe.
In Kenya after months of a COVID-19 compelled partial lockdown, workplaces just like across the world are slowly opening their doors to employees. This has not been easy as citizens get used to the new normal.
2020 was the year of transformational change, almost everything was reset to default settings. It was a year that redefined how people worked, lived, collaborated, interacted and learned.
In a remote environment, work is no longer just about productivity and output; it is also deeply about flexibility, wellbeing and effective collaboration between remote and physical workers.
Working from home (WFH) is now a reality for many companies and employees.
Companies and industries have adapted themselves to a revamped way of working. The ripple effect was how parents would balance taking care of their children, longer working hours, and psychological stress.