While the coronavirus crisis is destroying the economy globally, on the other hand, it is testing our humanity. A human being is a social animal but these days humans are adopting social distance to avoid corona. This epidemic has changed our daily activities. Due to this, on one hand, we are re-adopting our centuries-old tradition- Namaskar. At the same time, digital advances are also been made. Overall, our social habits are changing due to the epidemic.
Let’s know how social habits are changing-
The tradition of Namaskar resumes
People all over the world are avoiding shaking hands with each other to avoid coronavirus infection and are adopting the tradition of being greeted from afar to avoid infection. All leaders of the world, including the Prime Minister of Israel, have advised adopting the Indian tradition of salutations. However, many Indians have an inclination towards modern/foreign culture, which is why some people were more confident in shaking hands and hugs than in greetings. This is the second time when a change in sexual habits has been noticed. Earlier, due to AIDS, people had made it mandatory to use condoms.
Work culture, workplace arrangements are changed, gender equality is promoted
Coronavirus forced employees of all companies around the world to work at home. Today, millions of employees are working from home. These days, all those companies are preferring to work from home, who could never even think of working in ways other than the office. Gender Equality will be promoted during the Work from Home. According to Professor Matthias of Northwest University, there has always been discrimination between women and men in the workplace in terms of work and salary. However, the Work from Home home can also eliminate this gap. Work from Home is promoting gender equality. According to the expert, this policy in the work culture will work for a long time.
Online shopping habits will increase
According to a report in the New York Times, people are avoiding visiting places like malls and supermarkets after the Corona cases have increased. Instead, people are giving priority to ordering goods at home through online apps.
An e-commerce industry executive was quoted saying that e-commerce companies like Flipkart, Amazon, BigBasket, and Grophers have registered a growth of 20 to 30 percent in the last 15 days after coronavirus cases rose. Vipul Parekh, the founder of online food grocery store BigBasket, says this month has seen an increase in the number of orders compared to last month and we have an increase of 25 to 30 percent.
Ignore Malls, people will even avoid Cinemas and crowded places
Since the outbreak of the corona virus, people have been avoiding going to crowded places and using public transport. Especially in metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, this concern is more visible among people. According to experts, now people will want to avoid going to crowded places forever.
Most people will also want to avoid going to the mall even after the corona infection is over. Also, they would avoid going to the cinema house and would like to watch the movie on the OTT platform.
Focus on digital payment and online classes
Schools and universities all over the world are trying to change the way of education. The use of virtual classes is increasing rapidly. All schools and colleges are also exploring such possibilities. In such a situation, students may have to make a habit of joining virtual classes instead of classrooms. Many telecom companies have also issued special tariff plans for working and studying from home.
Because of the fear of the corona pandemic, people are now using physical currency less and the trend of digital payment is increasing. To prevent the spread of the Corona virus, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has asked customers to use digital banking facilities as much as possible.
Food and hygiene habits will change
Corona has proved the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. Hygiene standards are not yet developed in India like developed countries, but now they are changing. People’s eating and drinking habits are also changing with this virus. According to Varun Khera, head of the Noida chapter of the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and director of restaurant Desi Vibes, “Now people will prefer quality and hygienic food. On the other hand, restaurants and hotels also have to raise their hygiene standards.”
Due to the corona pandemic, various things are taking a positive turn and leading towards a more healthy and digital India.