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Who is working during Corona and why?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to over 188 countries has impacted businesses around the globe. The world is responding speedily to stop the spread of the novel virus, and by default massively disrupting the economy in the process. Millions of people have filed for unemployment, businesses have come to a standstill, and supply chains have been disrupted. Tourism, food service, and hospitality are some of the most affected industries as the ongoing impact of COVID-19 continues to manifest.

Despite the efforts being made by governments, businesses, and individuals to ease the situation, the novel virus is still affecting many industries. With almost all countries closing their borders to curb the spread of coronavirus, tourism has literally come to a standstill in all parts of the world. This is putting close to 50 million jobs in the global travel and tourism sector on the line. The food service industry has come to a halt as most people are staying indoors, and food delivery services have temporarily halted all dine in services. Right now, restaurants are going down the drain due to reduced demand and staffing shortages. In fact, the food service industry accounts for more than half of the jobs lost in the U.S. since coronavirus was declared a pandemic. The hospitality industry has been hard-hit with massive closures in nearly every sector.

Even as the economy continues to take a beating from the impact of COVID-19, some industries like IT and medical haven't been impacted like tourism, food service, and hospitality. This pandemic has prompted organizations to embrace the work from home structure, which heavily relies on IT systems. Therefore, the demand for IT systems and experts is only getting bigger and bigger as more people work remotely. This simply explains why the IT industry is among the least affected industries by the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical industry is also not affected for the reason that more COVID-19 cases are being registered every day. Since the respiratory virus has been established to spread through respiratory secretions, medics are at risk of inhaling the virus during medical procedures. So medical personnel have been advised to wear protective gear to avoid contracting the virus. There is no increased risk to IT professionals.

During these extraordinary times, it is IT and more specifically IoT that keeps us connected and helps us work from home. That is why learning IT skills is the best way to emergency-proof your income. The demand for IT services will only increase as more and more businesses are going digital due to COVID-19. It is evident that automation is replacing the jobs that were once done by humans. Therefore, it's time you considered learning Cloud, DevOps, and other IT skills to stay ahead of the pack.

If you want to learn Cloud, DevOps, LINUX, or any other IT skill, look no further than ZiyoTek Institute of Technology. We offer a range of IT programs for persons who want to make a career in IT. Our training is hands-on and based on a real-time environment.

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