Imaan (Faith) & Islam (Self-Submission)
In an authentic hadith, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ warned about five things may lead to five among any people and one of them is related to spread of novel viruses & diseases: “…you may be afflicted by five. God forbid that you should live to see them. If fahisha (immodesty/immorality) should become widespread, you should realise that this has never happened without new diseases befalling the people which their forebears never suffered….” Fahisha means adultery/fornication, indecency, immorality, obscenity, lewdness and pretty much all that is shameful. Allah ﷻ includes zina (adultery/fornication) in fahisha in the following ayah (verse) of the Quran: (Al Quran 17;32) "…And do not go anywhere near zina (adultery/fornication): it is fahisha (immodesty/immorality), and an evil path." Fahisha includes all that brings one closer to zina (adultery/fornication) such as sharing immoral jokes, pictures, shameless talk, lewd speech, all that is shameful and immodest, whether in our speech or actions, that promotes or brings ones closer to the act of zina, even though one may not commit the act itself. Covid-19 is a new disease that was never experienced by our ancestors and if fahisha increases then diseases unknown spread among people, as told by the Blessed Prophet ﷺ. Its quite clear to see that never has the world experienced immodesty at such an unprecedented level as its promoted in our times through advertisements, movies, dramas, music, social media, magazines, news, etc. It is said that 'humans are creature of habits' and sadly, with the spread of latest technology, fahisha has become part of the global culture and habits, and majority has lost the distinction between modesty and immodesty. Hence it is no surprise to see that this novel virus called COVID-19 has engulfed entire humankind. Due to loss of this distinction and becoming used to immorality we have gradually lost the difference between right and wrong in many things in our lives, resulting in becoming the recipient of divine punishment. The Quran teaches that the 1st attack that shaytan (satan) did against humankind was when he made Adam & Eve (alaihim us salaam) uncover their garments:
(Al Quran 7:27–28) Children of Adam! Let not Satan deceive you in the manner he deceived your parents out of Paradise, pulling off from them their clothing to reveal to them their shame. He and his host surely see you from whence you do not see them. We have made satans the guardians of those who do not believe. Yet when [these people] do Fahisha (something disgraceful, shameful), they say, ‘We found our forefathers doing this,’ and, ‘God has commanded us to do this.’ Say [Prophet], ‘God does not command Fahisha (disgraceful, shameful) deeds. How can you say about God things that you do not know [to be true]?’
The “forefathers” is a reference to the inherited traditions and lifestyle that they learned from their peers, teachers, guides in cultures in which they are brought up, who have lost the distinction between modesty and immodesty. The lands which especially passed laws to ban hijab (covering), niqab (veil), and other Islamic coverings from the lives of practicing Muslims, for the fear they might influence their non-Muslims friends, neighbors, relatives etc. are now forced by Allah ﷺ, their Creator, to wear such coverings to make them realize that His Ayahs (signs and verses) in the Quran were no joke!
 Ibn Majah - The Signs Before the Day of Judgment - Ibn Kathir
 The Islamic veil across Europe - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-13038095