Good morning one and all. Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, it is my pleasure and privilege to stand before you today. I am honored to have this opportunity to speak to such a distinguished audience.Today on this occasion, I would like to speak about the pandemic that had impacted the entire world, creating an unprecedented crisis globally. This Covid 19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s lives, disrupting health, social, political and economic spheres.
Coronavirus or Covid 19 is a highly contagious disease that spreads through droplets released when one sneezes, coughs or even speaks. The SARS- CoV-2 virus attacks the respiratory system and is extremely fatal at times. The deadly virus has robbed many lives and also the livelihoods of many.
The world came to a halt as social restrictions were enforced and social distancing became a norm. Schools, offices, transportation and businesses were shut down and many who could not bear the losses closed permanently. These were some hard times and the economy suffered greatly.
The labourers were the ones severely affected, having no work they had no choice but to return to their native places. With no means of transport, a sea of labourers came forth on the streets to walk back miles and miles just to reach home. Many small businesses shut down and the peoples’ savings started declining.
The education system too suffered a lot because of online classes. Students forgot the habit of studying regularly and this also caused anxiety to many when they had to return to their offline classes. There was a great strain on the health providers and the large number of patients exhausted available resources.
However, with communities stepping up, the world also witnessed humanity. Countless people started providing food and shelter to the ones severely affected and many popular personalities too benevolently donated for the cause. It brought a renewed sense of unity and harmony.
It proved that no matter what, with unity and empathy, we can overcome any challenge. In order to combat the virus, it is extremely crucial to under just how serious the issue is. The right guidelines must be followed by everyone. These guidelines include wearing masks, social distancing, using sanitizers and washing hands and also avoiding crowds and gatherings.
One must seek Immediate medical attention if experiencing any symptoms. We must encourage ine and all to get vaccinated. The vaccines have proven to be successful in reducing the severity of the virus. Getting vaccinated not only ensures our safety but also the safety of those around us. Houses with senior citizens must take extra precautions.
The pandemic is serious and global in nature, however with appropriate awareness and care we can combat the virus and emerge successful. Thank you.