Coronavirus impact on Translation

Coronavirus impact on Translation

At this time as we face a global pandemic, you may wonder about the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the translation business. As COVID-19 continues to spread, it left many industries across the world counting costs.  Because, many countries started implementing tough measures, to stop the spread of the said virus. One of these measures is a strict lockdown, which forces some industries to stop their production lines and sent employees home on indefinite leave. 

In this blog post we will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the Translation services in Dubai and how much is it suffering from the spread of the virus.  

Does the Impact depend on the translation type? 

Translation is the type of work that can be done while setting in a home in front of your computer or laptop. But does this mean that translation as an industry is not affected by COVID-19, the answer is no. The translation services in Dubai just like any other industry across the world, suffer from the measures taken by most of the countries across the world to face the spread of the Coronavirus.

In the translation industry, the impact depends on the type of translation, for instance, subtitling is one type of translation that continued without suffering any fallout till the moment, on the contrary, legal translation, takes a hit due to the virus spread and many legal translators experience fallout. However, Alsun Legal Translation in Dubai is still available 24/7 to offer translation services in Dubai and UAE. 

Also, medical translation projects are getting larger, due to the need for information exchange concerning the virus, and some clients are even asking for faster turnarounds. With the call to stay home, most people depend on buying their needs online, there has been a growing need to website translation and localization services. 

Work from Home 

Most Translation offices across the world asked employees to work from home to avoid spreading the virus. Most providers of Translation services in Dubai sent their employees to work from home as well.  This requires translators to know more about time management to be able to stick to their deadlines.

The Role of Medical Translation Services in facing the virus spread

Medical translation can help people understand more about the virus and methods of infection prevention by having all the information about the virus translated into as much language as possible. This helps to raise awareness of the people towards the latest information concerning COVID-19, thus eliminating the spread of the virus 

Many countries across the world harnessed their laboratories to study the virus and find a cure or vaccine for the Coronavirus.  Medical translation helps in translating such information, and this helps in spreading it across the world. Also, translating of the latest research about the virus may help to mitigate the economic consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak. Because spreading the right and helpful information may make life gets back to normal more rapidly. 


Although the demand for translation services in Dubai has dropped rapidly, some translation services are still in high demand. And as in any industry across the world the translators need to adjust themselves to the new developments and hope that this crisis ends as soon as possible.

We are available 24/7 offering our translation services in Dubai.  


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