The world is slowly reopening; as the coronavirus seems to be slowing down in some of the countries hit most, however, experts are still warning of the possibility of having another wave next autumn.
I thank the Government and the people of ?? for their continuous support to fight #COVID19. @WHO and partners welcome their additional contribution of £200M to help save lives and stop the pandemic. Solidarity! https://t.co/Sb1ZbjN4Ag— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) April 13, 2020
In less than three months of the global outbreak, COVID-19 has had sweeping ramifications on the world both in lives lost to the virus and in the economies facing recessions, or collapsing.
Despite the on-going medical studies and experiments conducted in hundreds of research centers worldwide, it's hard to expect the novel coronavirus phase to end unless there is an effective drug or vaccine. Both require months of experiments and production, before they are available to the masses.
Young entrepreneurs shouldn't wait for months or even years to feel confident enough to start their new projects; they can rather use the chance to put their creative abilities and money into action for what helps the world combat the pandemic and hopefully avoid future viruses from spreading widely.
Here are some projects that have the potential to achieve success during and post the pandemic.
@telecomtraining @LeoronGroup @workforce_group E-Commerce ,Mobile Money,e- wallet see a surge in demand as Online Shopping Increases due to COVID-19.— Ishtiaq Ahmed (@AhmedIshtiaqUAE) April 13, 2020
The trend is going to be permanent eve after pandemic.
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More than ever, the need for digital services has been recognized amid the coronavirus outbreak. People have been looking for ways to shop for their daily needs, communicate with others, and carry out their daily work online to avoid being laid off.
E-payments tools, known as e-wallets, have earned significant importance, as more people wanted to receive, send and donate money without having to leave their houses or use banknotes that could carry the deadly virus.
2. Cleaning Products
Canadians spent the month of March panic-buying and watching TV, according to official data.— IanBroughall (@IanBroughall) April 8, 2020
Studies by Statistics Canada show that toilet paper sales were up 241% in the week up to 14 March, compared with the average for 2019. Hand sanitizer sales also rose, by 639%. pic.twitter.com/E9Ed80exEB
How many of us have tried to purchase hand sanitizers and soap but couldn't find any in-stock or at a reasonable price?
The obsession over cleaning hands and surroundings will not end by the end of the coronavirus outbreak, rather most people will continue to pay special attention to buying and consuming personal hygiene and detergents.
Emerging from a world strongly traumatized by this pandemic, it will take forever for this item to not be at the top priority of shopping lists.
To a lesser extent, face masks might continue to be in high demand, just in case a new mysterious virus threatens humanity again.
3. Quick Delivery Services
As demand grows during lockdown, grocery delivery services struggle to keep up https://t.co/whwQPg08jm— WND News (@worldnetdaily) April 11, 2020
While this may have been an available option for most of the developed world, other countries have just started using regular and quick delivery services, thanks to the lockdown.
Entrepreneurs can now start introducing new, affordable, fast and advanced technological delivery options to help make this a more sustainable option.
4. Healthy Food Restaurants
Keep yourself healthy AND your pantry stocked! https://t.co/YSuV2DObUh— Eat This, Not That! (@EatThisNotThat) April 15, 2020
The conversation revolving around healthy foods, boosting individuals' immunity system, will definitely have a long-lasting effect.
People are increasingly interested in following a healthy diet to ensure that their bodies can fight and overcome COVID-19 and any other disease that might appear in the future. Yet, since people will soon be back to their busy daily routines, they will have very little time to cook for themselves and to prepare proper meals, so a restaurant serving such meals will sure become a favorite option for the new health-obsessed.
5. Online Gyms
Probably one of the COVID-19 perks was for people finally realizing they can follow a workout regimen without leaving their houses, especially people who are less interested in heavy workouts and are more into cardio fitness.
Online workouts and gym programs have flourished over the last few weeks; making it a regular practice for those who love to stay active at the comfort of the homes.
6. Online Streaming Services
Netflix stocks are still going sky high despite the market crash last month and we all know why. Yet, there is always a chance for new affordable streaming services especially on regional levels, offering popular shows that are not usually Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime material.
The coronavirus pandemic has increased people’s interest in MOOCs and online education. I collected data from Alexa and SimilarWeb that quantify these gains.— Dhawal Shah (@dhawalhshah) April 8, 2020
This upward trend has pushed EdX into the top 1000 websites in the world.
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This quarantine reminded many people that they have the chance to acquire more knowledge and to develop skills and knowledge in their fields.
Online Courses, whether massive or short ones have been on the rise especially after many online schools made their courses available to the public for free.
Again, this is a chance for regional developers and teachers to collaborate in order to establish virtual schools, that offer valuable knowledge customized for their countries or regions, in terms of both language and context.
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