As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads and most aspects of our daily life come to a halt, organizations are compelled to enforce institutional changes to stay afloat based on the news and information circulating online. But, considering the proliferation of misinformation about COVID-19 – from outlandish remedies to speculation about government plans – decision-makers have a difficult time keeping track of accurate information for rational decisions resulting in an infodemic.
In the wake of this global pandemic, the urgency for organizations to find and communicate timely, factual, and credible information has taken on new resonance and the same is true for businesses and organizations in Nepal as well. Hence, we conducted online research to be aware of measures anyone can take to ascertain a level of reliability in the online information we come across. We are sharing these findings for the benefit of all organizations and team members inside and outside Nepal:
At this pivotal time, Biruwa Advisors has been primarily relying on the announcements of international and national health organizations, specifically the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health and Population, coronanepal.org and top media outlets for our information.
As we mentioned earlier, we aggregated these pointers through online research. If you feel that some crucial points are missing or you have any comments, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.