Bill Gates was thanked by the Chinese president himself Xi Jinping. In the letter dated February 20, Xinhua reports, Xi said of “to be deeply grateful for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's act of generosity and for the letter of solidarity received from the Chinese people at such an important moment”.
Bill Gates has pledged to dispense up to 100 million dollars in emergency funds. Funding will go to research related to the epidemic, emergency interventions and the development of drugs, vaccines and diagnoses. Support is through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Unfortunately theCoronavirus emergency shows no sign of slowing down after the recent one outbreak found in Italy. According to the latest reconstructions, they are twenty-nine patients tested positive and residing in Lombardy, with others seven cases of people tested positive for Coronavirus tests in Veneto. There are two victims at the time of writing. The first victim was Adriano Trevisan, 78 years old, died at the hospital in Padua. The second is an elderly woman residing in Casalpusterlengo, according to what is learned from qualified sources of the town of Lodigiano, as reported by theHandle.
On the other hand, the conditions of the 'patient 1', the 38-year-old Coronavirus positive hospitalized in the Civic hospital of Codogno (Lodi). It appears that the infection occurred during a dinner with a colleague who returned from China on January 21, asymptomatic. Codogno, the heart of the Coronavirus outbreak in Lombardy, now has the appearance of a ghost town even in the eyes of passengers on transit trains. Authorities advised local residents to stay indoors.
Coronavirus has so far resulted in 2,360 victims worldwide. And he already crossed paths with technology when he brought about the cancellation of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The global health emergency severely limits the production capacity of the Chinese industry; the repercussions will be evident both in the short and medium term, especially when thinking about the debut of new technologies.