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April 16, 2020

High concern over the spread of COVID-19 continues: Poll

Concerns over the spread of coronavirus have increased as more countries announced COVID-19 cases in March.

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Verdict launched a poll on 13 March to study the concerns over the spread of coronavirus and has been tracking the COVID-19 Concern Index since then through the ongoing poll.

The index is based on respondents, who answered that they are very concerned about the spread of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Concern Index went northwards from 16 March to hit a high on 31 March, with 80% of the respondents expressing a very high concern. The index was at 71.6% on 16 March.

The concern eased in the second week of April, with the index declining to 75% and has been stable since 11 April. The Index reached a low of 71.34% on 07 April, a level that was witnessed three weeks ago, on 18 March.

The analysis is based on a total of 94,548 responses received up to 13 April. The poll is still running and the analysis will be posted periodically.

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What is the impact of China’s Zero-COVID lockdowns on economic activity, consumer goods and the foodservice industry?

While wanting to protect the country from being overwhelmed by Omicron, China’s adherence to a Zero-COVID policy is resulting in a significant economic downturn. COVID outbreaks in Shanghai, Beijing and many other Chinese cities will impact 2022’s economic growth as consumers and businesses experience rolling lockdowns, leading to a slowdown in domestic and international supply chains. China’s Zero-COVID policy is having a demonstrable impact on consumer-facing industries. Access GlobalData’s new whitepaper, China in 2022: the impact of China’s Zero-COVID lockdowns on economic activity, consumer goods and the foodservice industry, to examine the current situation in Shanghai and other cities in China, to better understand the worst-affected industry sectors, foodservice in particular, and to explore potential growth opportunities as China recovers. The white paper covers:
  • Which multinational companies have been affected?
  • What is the effect of lockdowns on foodservice?
  • What is the effect of lockdowns on Chinese ports?
  • Spotlight on Shanghai: what is the situation there?
  • How have Chinese consumers reacted?
  • How might the Chinese government react?
  • What are the potential growth opportunities?
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