LETTER TO THE EDITORL
 
COVID-19 Worries and Opportunities
 
Sabra Zizi E. I.1
 
1 Fayoum University, Egypt

 
 
Abstract
With the middle of March 2020 the news of breakout of the pandemic had been assured around the world, spreading the uncertainty and worry in a very ambiguous atmosphere all over the world (World Health Organization, 2020b). World health organization with the group of 20 (G-20) and United Nations (UN) at 26 of March 2020 committed collaboration in facing the pandemic (Khashaba, 2020). All countries including Egypt worked according to the recommendation of the World health organization plan in facing this pandemic, taking into account the safety rules in all sectors of the society (World Health Organization, 2020a) up to date efforts to help control and manage the COVID-19 and NCOVID-19. As a part of Information and Decision Support Center – Egyptian Cabinet keenness on spreading public opinion awareness, the center is publishing a newsletter about the implications of the new Corona-Virus, with the purpose of presenting the latest updates on the international level, and the most important measures and initiatives that can be of benefit in health sector, education sector, professions and social sectors too (Information and Decision Support Center System, 2020) side to side with the Regional and international efforts (Madoui & Bendjeroua, 2020’ Namsolleck & Moll, 2020). Although of having hard time and big challenges to protect ourselves and loved ones, it is always possible to keep a positive mindset and stay resilient. When we look back to the last eight months we will find out how every one of us had the opportunity to test his will power to continue our achievements in education, profession, social, health fields.
 
 
 
Keywords

COVID-19, pandemic, psychology, health, social distance

 
 
  
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Information about the author:

Sabra Zizi Elsayed Ibrahim – https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8329-9615; Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt.

 
 
 
Cite this article as:

Sabra, Z. E. I. (2020). COVID-19 Worries and Opportunities. International Journal of Science Annals, 3(2), 36-37. doi:10.26697/ijsa.2020.2.6

 
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