The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic. With the contagious disease is continuing to spread, it is affecting both public health and the world economy. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that they are calling on every country and every individual to do every possible preventive measure to stop the transmission of the virus.
As of Friday, the virus has been identified in 175 countries and regions. Data fetched from Johns Hopkins University on COVID-19 cases displays nearly 537,873 confirmed cases and more than 24,148 deaths. Also, 124,564 of those infected have recovered.
The officials in the United States have reported 85,612 cases in all 50 states and Washington D.C. There are more than 1300 death cases from Coronavirus disease. The government has declared lockdown in many states.
In the last few weeks, governments across the world have put restrictions on traveling and promoted necessary social distancing measures. The government has also passed stimulus packages intended to reduce the public health and economic fallout from the outbreak.
Lat Monday Larry Dignan examined how coronavirus will affect economically. However, he later looked at how the disease might accelerate the future of work. He added with the coronavirus pandemic there is an increase in telecommuting, greater importance on video conferencing and digital collaboration technology, and less travel.
Many events Canceled or Switched to virtual
The coronavirus outbreak has affected many industry events. In terms of travel bans, bans on gatherings. This forces the event organizers to either postpone the events or switch it online. As a result exhibitors and sponsors are forced to make alternative plans.
Some of the events that were canceled or postponed are:
Google Cloud Next 2020 – will be a virtual event
Open Compute Project Global Summit – canceled
CloudFest 2020 – canceled
ICANN’s event – canceled
Apple WWDC (June) – will be a virtual event
Microsoft Build (May 19-21 in Seattle) – will be a virtual event
- Dell World (May 4-7 in Las Vegas) – will be a virtual event
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