The Swiss magazine for the electrical industry, Bulletin, has interviewed the new IEC General Secretary and CEO. Philippe Metzger joined the IEC in February, only a short time before much of the world went into lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has caused governments to close schools and tertiary institutions temporarily, affecting 91% of the world’s student population. That is according to UNESCO, which is monitoring this unprecedented situation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has showcased the disadvantages of city life. Dense populations, polluted air and a heavy reliance on public transportation are among the conditions allowing the current pandemic to spread.