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"International Journal of Political Science and Governance"

2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part B

Covid-19 and its impacts on international relations


Author(s): ARAKAZA Dionise

Abstract: COVID-19 is the first infection whose implication is far-reaching and threatening. It has already taken up the lives of 145,000 people globally by penetrating 210 countries. It has physically affected 2.5 million people across the world. Its consequences are affecting the lives of everyone economically, financially, educationally, and psychologically by shutting down the business and traveling operations. Millions of people have already lost their jobs while millions of others are at the edge of losing it. Moreover, it is posing an adverse impact on international security and peace by involving countries in blaming games. In this way, Pandemic is creating international violence and unrest. Diplomacy is another area that has adversely impacted by the pandemic due to obstacles such as reduced level of investment, decreased aiding activities, lack of intention, and travel restrictions. Several international organisations and institutions have to cancel their meetings and summits that were held for tackling terrorism or peace-keeping. Although China, particularly the Province of Hubei, has experienced sustained local transmission and has reported by far the largest number of confirmed cases since the beginning of the outbreak, lately the situation in China showed a significant decrease in cases. At the same time, an increasing number of countries, other than China, have reported cases, including through local transmission of COVID-19. As the epidemic evolves, it will be expected that many areas may detect imported cases and local transmission of COVID-19 possible to affect the international economy.

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How to cite this article:
ARAKAZA Dionise. Covid-19 and its impacts on international relations. Int J Political Sci Governance 2020;2(1):84-92.
International Journal of Political Science and Governance