Coronaviruses (CoV): Are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
The World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme has warned the whole word especially country outside of China should take measures in the curb of the spread of the diseases as the declare it an epidemic having over 8,000 cases reported and this has surpass the number of cases during the time of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Effects on entertainment
the spread of corona virus will really affect the entertainment business as already seen in the cancellation of flight to the affected nation :
This will really shutdown already plan musical tours. There is no doubt that the out break of Corona virus if continues will slow down some of the already planed musical tour and shows which as seen in some places in the united state quarantining people from other nation at the airport
Movie making :
The coronavirus outbreak is crippling China’s film industry. The spread of the virus can prevent the production of movie, If the movie will be involved in the use of the affected nation. China has shut down virtually all of its movie theaters and canceled the releases of several blockbuster movies amid the outbreak of coronavirus that has now killed 81 people in the country and sickened more than 8,000 others worldwide.
Due to the outbreak, Chinese film studios voluntarily postponed the releases of a number of tentpole films that were expected to draw huge crowds over the Lunar New Year holiday, which began Jan. 25. In an effort to help prevent the spread of the virus, and with no new films to screen anyway, China’s cinema chains decided to close more than 70,000 theaters around the country.
The Lunar New Year is one of the biggest weeks of movie going
each year in China. Last year, the Chinese box office totaled $360 million during the first weekend of the holiday. But this year, with most of the country’s theaters shuttered and its movies postponed, the Chinese box office grossed only about $2 million over the holiday weekend, according to the ticketing platform Maoyan. It had been expected to generate as much as $1 billion globally.
The international releases of the blockbuster movies, which include action-comedy Detective Chinatown 3 and the sports movie Leap, have also been postponed indefinitely. China’s government does not allow Chinese films to be released in theaters in other countries until they have debuted in China.
The 70,000 theaters could remain closed through the end of February as the government works to contain the virus, Deadline reported. Health officials have warned people to avoid crowded, close-quarters places like movie theaters.
In addition to the billions in global ticket sales that will be lost, the virus could lead to a domino effect that would debilitate the Chinese film industry for months to come. When the films that were meant to debut over the holiday eventually do hit theaters, they could force other films to find new release dates, creating a scheduling mess both in China and elsewhere. Shares for Wanda Film Holdings, the studio behind Detective Chinatown 3, were already down 17% last week.
China is the world’s second largest film market, behind the United States in box office revenue. Some analysts believe the country will overtake the US in 2020, but the coronavirus outbreak will likely render that feat impossible this year.
As already seen in the Chinese super league. Games has been postponed. The Chinese Football Association have postponed the Super League season indefinitely in an attempt to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The dramatic step follows the postponement of the World Indoor Athletics Championships, which were due to be held in China in March.
A number of top former Premier League stars are currently plying their trade in the country, including Marouane Fellaini, Marko Arnautovic, Paulinho, Mousa Dembele, Odion Ighalo, Salomon Rondon and Oscar.
Travel Cancellation: Due to the spread of the virus and some cases already seen in come other parts other world including the USA, India and few in Africa