ThreatRate Reports August 2020
The Coronavirus Travel & Business Interruption Risks
On January 30, as widely expected, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the China novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak as a global emergency as the virus quickly spared throughout China and beyond. Authorities are reasonably sure that the coronavirus originated in the city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and has since spread to multiple countries via person-to-person contact. As of January 30, 2020, there have been over 9800 cases in China, 213 of which resulted in death, and more than 100 cases were reported in 24 other countries around the globe.