One minute read. Written by Agastya Sharma, a grade 6 student (junior editor I Kid You Not)
As the pandemic Covid-19 spreads around the world, most of the world’s countries’ economies are seeing record lows. Many businesses are shutting down and the monetary status of most individuals are tanking.
Although the general effect of the coronavirus is really bad, but some companies are going to make it through this storm.
Remote collaboration has been used so much that their shares are skyrocketing.
Microsoft has been pushing their product called Microsoft Teams, with their high being 44 million daily users. There have been 900 million meetings every day and the need for collaboration applications and software is growing every day.
Grocery delivery to our doorstep is now in great demand. Apps like Amazon and Big Basket are flourishing and as the pandemic grows their business will need to expand to welcome the inflow of customers.
The need to contact and connect with each other also grows. So, the requirement for sites like Whatsapp, Google Hangouts, Zoom and more has increased tenfold due to the intensifying ‘social distancing’ issues surrounding the coronavirus.
Then and now
Before this outbreak, you would eat out, go to movies, go shopping, step out and play and so on. But now, due to the great coronavirus, all these activities, which had become an integral part of our lives, have been stopped by the lockdown imposed on our country.
Streaming platforms like Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video have been accessed and used way more than before. Apps like Zomato, Swiggy etc. have brought us the joy of eating out in our living room. Where you would grab a basketball and call your friends for a match, you’re playing NBA live over a screen.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we become no more than couch potatoes after this lockdown is over. Staying fit is important, but how are we supposed to do that if we aren’t even allowed to get out of the house for a while?
Ponder that question, my friends. And since we have nothing better to do sitting at home, you might as well answer.
Written by Agastya Sharma
Agastya is a grade 6 student who is passionate about reading and writing.