By Zaheema Iqbal & Muhammad Khurram Khan
In this multi-polar world, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has emerged as one of the “global health emergency” as announced by the World Health Organization. It has not only impacted every societal faction worldwide, but has substantially jolted the global market as well as the geopolitics. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned that economic consequences could cause the loss of estimated 25 million jobs. The earlier assessment of the report stated that the impact of novel corona virus on the global economy would be far-reaching, causing millions of unemployment, underemployment and offers remedial measures for immediate response. The ILO Director General also stated that “It is not only going to be a global health crisis, it is also a major labor market and economic crisis, which would have substantial impact on people” .
About the author(s)
Zaheema Iqbal is a researcher at the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research. She has completed M.Phil International Relations, from National Defence University. Her areas of interest are cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber security, cyber threats and cyber vulnerabilities.
Muhammad Khurram Khan
Muhammad Khurram Khan is the Founder and CEO of the Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research. His research focuses on Cybersecurity from the policy, technology and academic perspectives. His detailed profile can be visited on his personal website at http://www.professorkhurram.com