One can not ignore the fact that the year 2020 has been quite an eventful one for the world. The COVID19 pandemic took off in China in December 2019 and later grew as an international concern towards the end of January, 2020. The World Health Organisation identified it as a Pandemic on 11th February, 2020, raising alarms across continents about the deadly virus.
The first case of COVID19 in India was in Kerala in the month of February. Since then, this virus has been on a widespread journey across state borders causing the entire nation to go into lockdown to ensure safe quarantine of the citizens and containment of the virus at the same time. When the first 21 day lockdown was not enough, there was a second one to follow, and to nobody’s surprise, a third and fourth lockdown followed suit as well. These four lockdowns made it integral for most of us to stay home, calling out for shutting offices and businesses across the country with an exception for the essentials industry. However, recently the government has introduced relaxations in areas with lower/no threat of the virus identified as ‘green zones’. This has allowed industry-wise businesses to gradually open up, but with revised safety guidelines and compliances.