Mar 23, 2020
Since the first case emerged in December 2019, the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan has had a profound impact in China and beyond.
The virus, officially known as COVID-19, has quickly spread from its point of origin to affect 76 countries, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Efforts to prevent the virus from spreading came quickly, with the closure of schools and universities across China from the beginning of February 2020. The country’s top business schools have also closed their doors, and are expected to remain shut until at least the end of March.
Despite these closures, schools are doing everything they can to minimize disruption for their students. At the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), for instance, students are being offered online classes while staff work from home, so they can keep up with their studies.
The CKGSB community has also been instrumental in tackling the worst effects of the virus.