2 minute read
4 May 2020
6:00 am

Take a fresh look at doing business

Some companies have been unable to trade for almost six weeks because they have not been considered 'essential services'.

A 3D print of a spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in front of a 3D print of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle. National Institutes of Health/AFP/File/Handout

The easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions – which allows more businesses to operate – seems to be a welcome and necessary move. After all, some companies have been unable to trade for almost six weeks, because they have not been considered “essential services”. That time in lockdown will, sadly, have caused many to close their doors for good and to put their workers out on the street, metaphorically speaking. They will not – in an already tough economy – have had the financial resources to fall back on and absorb the lack of income for so long. Also, many would...