In the US, Bloomberg interviewed a supply chain expert, Bindiya Vakil, founder and CEO of Resilinc, to discuss the impact of coronavirus on the sector:
Mar.17 — Bindiya Vakil, Resilinc founder and chief executive officer, discusses supply chain issues during the coronavirus crisis. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang.Bloomberg YouTube Channel
Covid-19 has caused the supply chain to come under pressure from a couple of key angles: panic buying (or stock-piling); and also the threat of key workers self-isolating, or enforced absenses owing to children being home from school or childcare.
It remains to be seen how well there challenges can be met in the medium and longer term, but many retailers are helping by initiating efforts to curb stock-piling, in order to ensure essential supplies are available to all consumers.
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In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.