* Date : 2020-07-03
The coronavirus which broke out last December is spreading all over the world at a rapid pace. Borders have been closed and the social system has come to a standstill because of the pandemic. The IMF predicted that the global growth for 2020 will see a contraction of -4.9%. Airline industries are on the brink of bankruptcy and manufacturing companies have shut down. COVID-19 has brought about many changes in our lives, health, society and even governmental policies. Businesses are expected to undergo structural changes. The structure of governments and societies and consumption patterns have also changed. Most people are abiding by the social distancing measures to avoid the virus. Mankind is facing new changes during the pandemic. We call the changes caused by COVID-19 'new normal.' We take a closer look at the 'new normal' life in Korea and the changes in society caused by COVID-19.