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As India reports 29 positive cases of coronavirus, people are in panic. Stock market is bleeding, there is complete chaos as in what will happen next. Taking stock of the serious situation, industrialist Anand Mahindra shared his thoughts on the deadly virus. Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra said he was hopeful that the crisis would be over, but pointed out that this will make 'the world press a permanent reset button'.

He anticipated that it would accelerate 'work from home' culture and lead to more virtual conferences. It would also lead to less travel, and hence, leave a greener footprint.

"The crisis will pass, but I think it’s making the world press a permanent ‘Reset’ button. 1) It’ll accelerate working from home 2) lead to more digital ‘virtual’ conferences 3) More video calls, less meetings. 4) Less air travel, leading to a greener footprint. Anything else?" Anand Mahindra tweeted.

One Twitter user wrote, "Well said Sir and may be slightly better health as one does not have travel through rough roads and polluted air plus I think big one is better quality of family life."

Another Twitter user wrote, "With more time at home ..people will produce more babies."

Another post read, "I agree, but will it not lead to more lonliness and mental illness !?"

Some other suggestions included washing hands, namaste instead of handshake, wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings.

Replying to his own post, Mahindra further tweeted, "I tweeted yesterday asking how life could be permanently ‘reset’ due to the Covid-19 virus and since then my box has been flooded with hilarious memes. This one takes the prize—I mean pooch! Smiling face with smiling eyes."

At least 78 countries have been affected by Covid-19. The government has cautioned people to avoid non-essential travel to China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan and other affected countries.

Sangeeta Ojha
A business media enthusiast. Writes on personal finance, banking and real estate.
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