WHAT EMPLOYERS CAN DO TO MITIGATE COVID-19 STIGMATIZATION AT THE WORKPLACE
The Coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, and was first reported by officials in Wuhan City, China, in December 2019. The virus quickly spread globally due to the global economy that includes frequent domestic and international travel. People who traveled to China and caught the virus carried the virus to other parts of the world unaware due to the incubation period of the virus.
The incubation period ranges from one to 14 days before symptoms emerged. The incubation period of the virus partially explains how the disease spread so quickly and widely before being detected. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic on 11th March 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major blow to the world affecting all aspects of life. Great and strong economies are crumbling down, social activities have been brought to a standstill and the list goes on. According to a World Bank Press Release dated June 8, 2020, the world is expected to experience the worst recession since the credit crunch of 2008/2009 with the global economy expected to reduce by 5.2%.this year.