The absence of a vaccine for such a contagious disease is leaving government authorities and business leaders in the lurch. The economic impact of the outbreak has sent stock markets into a dizzying tumble.
Major cities and in some cases countries like Italy are undertaking a lockdown, especially since its death toll outpaces that of China. Here’s a live update on how coronavirus continues to spread across the globe:
With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring this global emergency as a pandemic on March 11, 2020, consumers worldwide are sweeping off shelves to stack up food and utility supplies for a self-
initiated lockdown. Such unprecedented consumption patterns have disrupted supply chains, testing every retailer’s speed, efficiency, and ability to deal with sudden sales spikes.