COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, is a new strain of infection that emerged at the end of 2019 and has since spread to over 140 countries, with more than 200,000 confirmed cases around the globe. Since the first identified case in Wuhai China, the virus has rapidly spread across the global and on 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation (WHO) decalered the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Recent news of Italy taking drastic measures to control the spread of the virus dominated media outlets as a nationwide quarantine and eventual shutdown closed shops, bars, restaurants and non-essential services. Many countries, most recently the United States and Canada, have begun closing their borders in response to the outbreak. Impacts of the virus are far-reaching and continue to ripple throughout the world as businesses and people in their everyday lives get acclimated to their new reality.
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