Latest coronavirus update for doctors and healthcare professionals – Friday 28 February 2020
As March approaches who would have predicted that such significant changes would have dominated the world news in the first two months of 2020. Developments around coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 escalate. It’s hard to appreciate that since my last blog just two weeks ago, news headlines such as the Princess Diamond cruise ship quarantined in Japan with eventual numbers of over 690 cases on board have been overtaken by reports of serious outbreaks in Northern Italy; worrying details about the situation in Iran; large sporting events being cancelled around the world; Saudi Arabia announcing the temporary suspension of visits to the Kingdom for religious purpose including Umrah, and whilst it is too early to decide right now, the status of the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo in less than five months quite uncertain. It’s no wonder the stock market is in turmoil.