Corona Facts

Dr. Li Wenliang
Dr. Li Wenliang

Chinese ophthalmologist Li Wenliang warned everyone about a pandemic before Coronavirus spread but he was admonished by Wuhan police for making false comments.

Wet Markets and Pandemics
Wet Markets and Pandemics

The coronavirus (Covid-19) and the SARS outbreak of 2003 have two things in common: Both are from the coronavirus family, and both most likely started in Chinese wet markets.

Dog and Cat Meat Ban
Dog and Cat Meat Ban

After the outbreak of Covid-19, Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city to ban the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat.

Confiscated Vodka as Disinfectant
Confiscated Vodka as Disinfectant

The National Office of the Public Prosecutor in Poland announced to use of confiscated vodka as a disinfectant against Covid-19.

All Alone, Belarus Plays On
All Alone, Belarus Plays On

In March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic led to all the other football leagues in Europe to be postponed, and by the end of the month, the Belarusian Premier League was the only top-flight league in the continent that was still playing.

From Paradise to Coronavirus
From Paradise to Coronavirus

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Diamond Princess cruise ship was quarantined for nearly a month with her passengers on board. At least 712 out of the 3,711 passengers and crew were infected, and ten have died.

Postponement of The Cannes Film Festival 2020
Postponement of The Cannes Film Festival 2020

It was the first time in its 73-year history that the 2020 edition of the Cannes film festival was called off due to the COVID-19.

Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. This is the first time an Olympic Games have been postponed- it has been canceled in wartime, but never postponed.

Captain Brett Crozier
Captain Brett Crozier

In April 2020, the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was removed after saying the US Navy was not doing enough to halt a coronavirus outbreak onboard the aircraft carrier.