What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Common Signs of infection.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Death tool in Italy and fear in EU.
Italy has now passed China as the worst-hit country in the world by coronavirus, according to the latest figures released by the government.
Rome reported 427 new COVID-19 fatalities in a day, taking its death toll to 3,405, more than 150 ahead of China. Italy’s total stood at 1,016 just a week ago, but with 300-400 new deaths a day it has now tripled over that period.
Initial efforts of European Union.
The crisis in Europe drove the European Central Bank (ECB) to launch a €750 billion plan to calm markets and help the Eurozone economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
Europe’s unprecedented emergency money plan will allow them to buy government debt to counter the economic impact of the outbreak. Markets have taken historic plunges as the outbreak has spread throughout the world.
Situation in Ireland and online business.
Even though supermarkets across the State begin rolling out measures aimed at protecting customers and staff and ensuring there will continue to be sufficient supplies for all customers who need them, but in fairness Coronavirus Increases Demand For Online Grocery and basic Shopping As Retailers Struggle To Keep Up.
Generally Irish People already into online shopping.
One of the main reason is Irish people cite most often for shopping online is that they can review and compare dozens of stores and products at once. … They search for reviews of your products. They compare price, quality and customer service — and they can do it all online.
Online Selling Giants are ready.
On other side, Amazon says the coronavirus outbreak has caused a surge in online shopping, and now the online giant is adding 100,000 new full-time and part-time positions.
The jobs will be Amazon’s fulfilment centres and its delivery network.
On Saturday, the company said customers could experience more extended delivery times than usual because of the high volume of orders as coronavirus spreads.
Therefore, we can clearly see a bright future of online shopping and the current situation due to corona virus will rapidly shift the retail industry into online shopping.