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Posted: 30 Apr 2020 By: Rashi Chaudhary

Coronavirus Outbreak: Are There Any Positive Reasons with This Global Pandemic?

The outbreak of the Coronavirus has flipped our world upside down. Our entire regular schedule has been changed, the nation is still under lockdown, and people are stressing over the continuous rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in India and all over the world.

Obviously, it is natural to be worried considering the unpleasant details that come through everyday but that does not mean there are no positive stories, messages, and reasons to stay hopeful.

Although it’s difficult to stay optimistic amid the global pandemic and we definitely should take the virus seriously, staying worried and anxious is not going to be helpful either.

We may be surrounded by one of the worst crises out there, but there are some good things surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. Are you curious to know what they are?

Here are a few positive reasons concerning the Coronavirus outbreak while in lockdown:

1. Building Relationships

Most likely, people are not used to staying with their partners or parents all day, every day.

You may have to go to work, busy yourself with household chores or have children to take care of, which make it a little difficult to spend time with your significant others.

But, as we are now at home for a prolonged period of time, it’s a great opportunity to strengthen your relationships and make the most out of this lockdown period.

Given below are some tips that you can use to take advantage of the Coronavirus lockdown and spend it wisely with your partner.

  • Exercise along with your partner
  • Cook healthy food together
  • Indulge in activities like painting, dancing, gardening, or just enjoy communicating more
  • Spend healthy time with your parents and take care of them because they are the ones who miss your presence at home more than anyone
  • Listen to each other’s concerns
  • Brighten each other’s mood

2. Inducing a Healthy Habit

According to a recent report, people with certain pre-existing health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart defects or with compromised immune systems are at higher risk of getting infected. This has made us realize the importance of staying fit and healthy.

It’s never too late to start a healthy habit. So go for it now if you haven’t already.

Cutting back on unhealthy junk food may be a bit problematic when you are going out, however, since you cannot do this due to the nationwide lockdown, it’s now easier to limit your consumption of processed food. For that reason, the lockdown period is a good opportunity to start eating healthy and stay fit.

Just to make it a little easier for you, we have listed below a few must-haves for your regular healthy diet:

  • Immunity boosters like spinach, broccoli, garlic, ginger, watermelon, citrus fruits enriched with vitamin C etc.
  • Healthy sweet substitutes for your sudden sugar cravings like fruits, jaggery, coconut sugar, honey and maple syrup
  • Nuts, seeds, popcorn, oats, dry fruits, plain yogurt, fruits of fresh juices for healthy snacking alternatives to curb little hunger
  • Seasonal green and root vegetables

Lime water, coconut water, lassi or chemical-free juices to keep the hydration level in check

3. Power of The Internet

The Internet is coming out as the best source to practice social distancing, keeping in touch with those who are isolated, getting updates on COVID-19 across the world and for education purposes as well.

Now, the Internet is being used for everything, be it for fun, to gather information or to learn something new.

Remote learning has existed for a very long time but now it has become vital as the schools and universities are shut down for a definitive period. Use this time to make the most of the Internet, learn what you can and look to improve yourself in some way or another.

4. Lower Pollution Levels Across India

As per weather reports, the Coronavirus lockdown is having a dramatic impact on the air pollution levels by making the AQI slip from worse to the good or satisfactory category.

The shutdown of offices, cafes, restaurants, malls, factories etc, contributes to lowering the air pollutants of the entire nation.

Due to the nationwide curfew, people are witnessing clear skies and fresh air after long years. It’s an important lesson that hopefully reminds people of the need to reduce pollution in every manner and that we can do something about it when everything gets back to normal.

The climate crisis is real and we should all think about it seriously to protect our heritage that nature has offered us.

5. Redesigning the Healthcare System

No doubt, our country is handling the Coronavirus pandemic as best as possible.

Still, there are some improvements and plans that we need to work out for our healthcare system so that we can effectively fight off any future emergencies. Some of them are as follows:

  • Availability of testing kits
  • Quicker and better distribution of testing kits
  • More public investment in the healthcare system
  • Availability of intensive care beds
  • Availability of ICU and ventilators

6. Live Life to The Fullest

The last but probably the most important lesson that the lockdown has taught us is that life is uncertain and unpredictable.

Anything can happen at any time and we cannot avoid it. On that account, it is extremely crucial to live and enjoy every moment like it's the last one. This is the only way to deal with the uncertainty of life.

Spend time with your family or loved ones, apologise if you know that you have done something wrong, take in the sunsets, go on a long-awaited trip and explore yourself to seek self-improvement.

Live in the moment, learn from it, and move towards the future with strength and positivity.

Final Thoughts

The Government is also taking effective initiatives by organizing activities to spread positivity and eradicate the darkness caused by this deadly virus.

People have been seen clapping and banging utensils, lighting candles, diya, torches or flashlights when standing at balconies. This further motivates everyone to march forward with determination, unity, hope, and show gratitude towards our entire health-care system for working under this risky Coronavirus crisis.

Take part in such activities that ease your mind, make yourself happy and always stay prepared to fight off any pandemic.

Remember, we will all get through this together!

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