At Bundu NetworX, we are feeling the effect of the Coronavirus lockdown. Stocks of network hardware are running low and very little manufactured products are being received.
To avoid running out of stock for new installations and backbone breakdowns, we have implemented contingency plans and ordered stock from all over the country and various suppliers which will last until manufacturing can continue. This means our branches will have enough stock for business to continue as usual.
The long-reaching effect of the Coronavirus seems to increase as time passes.
According to the World Health Organisation “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.”
The spreading of this disease in Asia and beyond has been watched with much concern. The number of cases worldwide has been estimated to be 71,204 cases according to CNN.
The rate at which the virus spreads has been alarming, and it has struck fear into the hearts of many watching it grow worldwide.
The business world is experiencing the effects of this virus as well. Business reports state that “Many Chinese factories are in lockdown, with port cities, including Wuhan imposing stricter safety measures.
This means that businesses around the world that rely on Chinese imports, from office IT technology to consumer products, will experience foreseeable delays in receiving their stock, with a backlog to follow once the virus is (hopefully) contained.”
The ongoing events in China show the extent of the social and economic disruption taking place, stalling a nation with the title of the ‘world’s largest manufacturer’ – whose industries count for one-sixth of the world’s total economic output.
It is scary for the countries and people affected and our thoughts are with the many who are suffering at this time.
Should you have any questions or need assistance with your network, feel free to contact us.
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