2020 the year a virus put the world on hold

By Alex Marinov

A featured article of our July 2020 edition of PRMIA's Intelligent Risk quarterly newsletter


So, what is the history of this virus, and where did it come from? In late December 2019, it was reported that there was an outbreak of a new virus in the Wuhan province, China. It led to the death of more than 3,000 people, while more than 81,000 tested positive, while many more went undiagnosed. The severity wasn’t widely understood until it led to an unprecedented three-month  lockdown,  where  people  were  confined  to  their  homes  and  only  the  most  essential  of  work  continued such as grocery stores, hospitals, pharmacies, and others.


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