Coronavirus (RNA Virus) is a virus that affects birds and mammals including human
beings. This virus causes lethal diseases mainly in the respiratory system with its related
infections. Up to now, there is no cure, no vaccines or antiviral drugs to treat human antivirus
infection. This virus originated from the bats and later to human beings in December 2019 in
Wuhan Region, Hubei Province in China with symptoms similar to Pneumonia. The disease has
killed more than 3200 people and infected more than 9500 people in more than 60 countries in
the world. This disease has led to harsh quarantine measures over the involved countries and
Impacts of RNA Viruses
Factory Shutdown in the Virus-Affected Areas. Coronavirus has led to the closure of very
many factories in China and other affected countries in the world. This has caused a short-term
blow to in industrial sector and virtual standstill as people fear being infected by the virus.
Industries can no longer get the required manpower to work in them and suppliers of the raw
materials can’t deliver the required items to these industries.
RNA Virus pandemic has resulted in the rising of oil prices worldwide. This is expected
to carry on until the disease is contained. According to Wemer (2020), the oil-price increase
leads to the high production cost of the manufacturing industry hence excessive prices for the
produced goods in most of the industries in the world. The increase in these prices is due to
decline in oil exploration and, elevated extraction cost caused by inadequate labor supply in the
COVID-19 outbreak has sharply struck road transport, sailing, and air transport.
According to Beige (2020), the disease has roiled airports worldwide, instigating flight
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cancellations, and changes across the globe. This has also been felt in all the transport sectors
including road transport and water transport. The impact on the transport sector has resulted in
short-term economic recession to the affected nations and their trade partners’ hence, the enigma
will continue until this pandemic disease is contained.
Coronavirus has led to an acute rise in healthcare cost in most of the countries in the
world. This is because hospitals are facing challenges in access to medicines to treat patients and,
medical items required in the healthcare sector. The challenge has been caused by transport
restriction measures which the only available conveyance channels to be pricy to people
travetravelingccess those healthcare items.
RNA Virus has also disrupted the tourism sector throughout the world. Tourists are at a
dead end as they are scared off by the threat of the new viral infection. Therefore, the vacation
industry has noted a sharp drop in the number of visitors to different countries since potential
tourists are fearing the possibilities of intermingling with those already infected. This is a serious
problem to miforions of people who depend on the income that international visitors bring to
their countries. This precautionary and quarantine measures to those will remain to interfere with
tourithe sm sector until the viral menace is suppressed.
Morbidity and mortality has ahave greatly disrupted supplthe y of finished products and
raw materials in China and other countries in the world. This is mainly as a result of impeded
supply chains and tightening of credit. People fear for their health as well as death due to this
deleterious virus. The suppliers of the raw materials are therefore avoiding supplthe y of their
products to the affected areas together adjacent countries. This has resulted to a inceleration
phase in the global economy and collapse.
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Schools, colleges and,, universities have also been closed in most of the affected
countries. This has led to disruption in implethe mentation of the curriculum and, delivery of the
content in all the affected schools in the world. According to Medico B. (2020), children are now
denied their right to access education and, the problem will persist until the virus has been
contained. The closure has been implemented in the education sectors as a way of preventing
further spread of the dangerous disease.
There is also collaa pse in demand of the produced products due to higher uncertainty,
increased precautionary measures, repression and, rising financial costs. Human asset mobility,
foreign financier sentiments and, trade tensions have declined the productivity growth with its
resultant technological catchcatch-upulting to economic decline in China and other countries
infected with the virus and their trade partners worldwide.
Severe shortcomings in the global monetary markets now indicindicate the world
economy is on a path to stagnation. Assessments of safe assets have spiked sharply and investors
are fearing to risk in any country that may have contacontractedvirus. Commercial markets
depict significant disruptive potential to CovidCOVIDMajor economies have been sharply hit as
growth has slowed and are now at risk of difficulties in absorbing the sudden shocks.
COVID-19 outbreak has also interfered with the religious, entertainment and,, sports
sectors. Most of these activities have been banned indefinitely in an effort to control further
spread of the l disease. According to Wemer D. (2019), these cancellations have led to massive
losses worldwide in all these sectors, unemployment and, disruption of major world schedules.
This condition is likely to continue worsening until the viral infection is permanently confined.
According to Wemer (2020), COVIDthe -19 outbreak is likely to cause severe economic
and market disturbance depending on how the virus spreads and evolves. The virus is snarling
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supply chains and disrupting companies. Coronavirus is a harsh pandemic as people are likely to
stay at home to avoid getting sick preventing them from travetravelingking and shopping. This
has led to severe losses to multiple businesses, companies, and, production plants worldwide.
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