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Impact of Covid-19 -Arpit Bhardwaj ,MBA - IInd Year

SNow-a-days COVID-19 is proving to be a great cause of some misunderstanding as well as interrupted relations between different countries whether it is about India or any other country. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected international relations and caused diplomatic tensions. The diplomatic relations have been affected due to the tensions around trade and transport of medicines, diagnostic tests and hospital equipment for coronavirus disease

Which countries relationship affected by COVID-19 ?

As the news is going up U.S is claiming China to be the cause of this epidemic and also imposed many blames because of China's perceived mishandling of the coronavirus plus the largest tabloid newspaper of Germany put together a 130 billion euros damage that they would like for China to pay to Germany. China responded that this act stirs up xenophobia and racism. Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands announced that thousands of testing kits and medical masks exported from China are below standard or defective.

At first in the starting U.S was providing the other countries with the medical support to deal with this disastrous situation but it has come under scrutiny by officials from other countries for allegedly diverting shipments of crucial supplies meant for other countries President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act of 1950 to halt exports of masks produced by 3M to Canada and Latin America. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that it would be a mistake for both their countries to limit trade of essential goods or services, including medical supplies and professionals, and remarked that this moves in both directions

The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stated that "If we don't propose now a unified, powerful and effective response to this economic crisis, not only the impact will be tougher, but its effects will last longer and we will be putting at risk the entire European project", while the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte commented that "the whole European project risks losing its raison d'être in the eyes of our own citizens". From 4 to 19 March, Germany banned the export of personal protective equipment, and France also restricted exports of medical equipment, drawing criticism from EU officials who called for solidarity. Many Schengen Area countries closed their borders to stem the spread of the virus.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, international actors provided several relief packages and support actions to help countries deal with the outbreak. In the early phases of the epidemic, several countries donated masks, medical equipment or money to China. Once the crisis in China stabilised, the country began sending aid to other nations. In March, China, Cuba and Russia sent medical supplies and experts to help Italy deal with its coronavirus outbreak.


As we all know there happened a lot between countries during this epidemic , we {India} is starting to understand who is supporting us and who is planning against so everyone is taking steps toward making our India united in the current crises which we all should follow to move toward the safe future