Covid-19: Innovative Solutions Required for Labour Shortages, Disruptions in Supply Chain of Essential Commodities
Government agencies along with the private sector has already taken significant steps to ensure essential items reach the public. Some more innovative solution could further help smoothen operations. Ensuring worker safety and reassuring workers is essential. The government can consider providing insurance for all workers involved in essential services, similar to that provided for health workers. To prevent transmission of the coronavirus, strong protocols have to be established to identify workers with possible symptoms. Operational patterns will need to be altered so that productivity can be achieved with minimal contact between workers.