We’ve gathered the latest and most interesting news about the coronavirus, but you will not see kilometer-long analytical reports here. With all the monotony of what is happening, it is not that easy to keep abreast of events, but our digest will surely help.
- The most relevant data on how many people are currently sick and how many have recovered may be found at Tencent. Yes, it’s in Chinese, but you can use Google Translate and learn Chinese at the same time.
- Outside of China, two people have died because of the coronavirus, and two cruise ships were quarantined.
- One of the largest annual trade shows, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, is at risk. Sony, Amazon, and Intel have already refused to participate.
- Nissan plant located in St. Petersburg (Russia) threatens to stop its production if their Chinese “colleague” plant does not resume operation before February 17.
- Here’s some good news, we all can be calm now. Donald Trump sorted everything out once again. According to Trump’s statement, the virus will die when it gets warmer, in April, to be more specific. The president of the USA believes that the virus will not survive in good weather. By the way, he is famous for being immune to…impeachment.
- Oil prices are falling dramatically (they’ve fallen by 17% already). This was fairly predictable, though, as half of China sits at home and watches Netflix.
- The genome of the virus was sequenced and leaked online. This information is very useful to geneticists and infectious disease specialists from laboratories in different countries. But if you’re Dr. Evil craving for world domination, forget the link.
- The streets of China have never been as clean as during the epidemic. The disinfectant spray is being sprayed on the streets of Wuhan.
It all looks very apocalyptic – figures in chemical protection suits are spraying thick white gas on deserted streets.
- Social network users from China shared a life hack that will make riding in the elevator safer. Buttons in elevators are small autonomous states for viruses, bacteria, and germs. The method with toothpicks went viral on Twitter. With their help, you can push the buttons without touching them. After use, the toothpick should be thrown into a nearby cup.
This may sound crazy, but in reality, it’s a very useful preventive measure. Experts in the field of infectious diseases from China say that the virus can survive on smooth surfaces for several hours, and at suitable humidity and temperature – even for several days.