2020 the year the world came to a standstill
The emergence and subsequent spread of a new coronavirus across the planet during the year 2020 has had a gigantic impact on humanity.
The arrival of a pandemic into our daily lives has completely altered our lives and has provoked a global crisis of unprecedented scope and magnitude in recent decades.
During the first few months of the year, international travel was restricted and some passengers learned the importance of a new acronym, PPE, which stands for Personal Protective Equipment.
The worldwide shortage of these supplies caused rapid global concern. The United Nations immediately assisted several countries in acquiring these kits, including China, the first nation in which the virus was detected.
As COVID-19 took hold, every country and city in the world began a containment process involving the closure of schools, cultural and sports centers, and all non-essential businesses.
In the meantime, the world adapted to the new rules of social distancing, also reminded of the importance of hand washing as a way to reduce transmission of the disease.
Another group severely affected by the pandemic has been students. Students were unable to go to school and had to adapt to a new reality by using various means to continue their studies.
Over the past few months, scientists have made great progress in the development of several vaccines against COVID-19.
As of December, some people have already started to be vaccinated, mainly in developed countries.