STUDY ON IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CHILDREN AND SENIOR CITIZENS
Over the past year, a global pandemic has affected common life. From people losing their lives to jobs to homes, mankind has learned to live and spent their everyday life inside their respective houses. The covid-19 pandemic also known as the coronavirus has mainly affected children and old age. Although medical literature shows that children and old age are minimally susceptible to 2019-Corona virus disease, they are hit the hardest by the psychological impact of this pandemic. Widespread lockdown and preventative measures have isolated individuals, affected the world economy, and limited access to physical and mental healthcare. While these measures may be necessary to minimize the spread of the virus, the negative physical, psychological, and social effects are evident. Being quarantined in homes and health centres may impose a greater psychological burden than the physical sufferings caused by the virus. School closure, lack of outdoor activity, strange dietary and sleeping habits are likely to upset children's usual lifestyle and can potentially promote monotony, anxiety, agitation, annoyance, and varied neuropsychiatric manifestations. Meanwhile, the senior citizens are affected by both the virus, and the lockdown measures have seen the least benefits from these digital solutions. The age-based digital divide describes a longstanding inequality in the access to, and skills to make use of, new technology.