GLOBALISATION & THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A THREAT TO GLOBAL SECURITY

Sunday E.N. Ebaye (PhD), Otu Duke (PhD), Bassey Bassey Okon

Abstract


The Covid-19, pandemic as a global security threat has done more damage to human race in many spheres. The speed at which the pandemic spreads to nation-states, the enormity of the death-toll, the restrictions and bans by National government to curtail human contact and consequently the spread of the disease brings to bear the level of its global threat. The impact is multifaceted touching global economy, security, health, migration, tourist, business education etc. Thus one can confidently see this kind of pandemic attack as a human security threat that represents a tragedy of globalization. The work is aimed at unravelling the global security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking into consideration the extent which globalization is responsible for the speedy spread of the virus, and how the pandemic adversely affects globalization in the form of travel restrictions, migration, global economy, business and tourist, etc. The method of data collection was through content analysis of available relevant literature and scholarly contributions on the subject matter. Findings revealed that globalization aid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The work therefore recommends proper health checkups and vaccinations of all travelers both within and across national boundaries, and that government should prioritize human security, mostly in times of peace, where there is no health security or disaster panic. 

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COVID-19, PANDEMIC, GLOBALIZATION, GLOBAL SECURITY

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