Coronavirus outbreak

A shipment of medical aid in a Direct Relief warehouse.

30 January 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak is an international global health emergency. The virus originated in China, where there is currently the highest concentration of those infected. There is a great need for medical supplies and public health support to contain the spread. The virus has already infected thousands and has spread to over 17 countries, including the U.S.

Global Impact charity partners are responding to this emergency, both with support in China and in preparing other parts of the world for the potential of a further outbreak.  

Photo credit: Lara Cooper / Direct Relief

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