With a mortality rate of around 2%, Coronavirus’ (Covid-19) impact on the world would not match that of history’s deadliest pandemics. However, as Coronavirus spreads across the world, the chances that it will have a severe and lasting impact increases. The virus continues to spread across the world and the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths continue to increase, and as a result, new and more strict measures are constantly being adopted by governments to contain the spread of the virus, measures that would have a long lasting economical, and political effect.
The rapid spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected 159 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan) as of March 19th 2020. While the outbreak originated in China, the bulk of confirmed cases and fatalities are currently beyond its borders.