There is no doubt that Coronavirus in one of the top priority disasters worldwide. It was first reported on 31 December 2019, and since then it has been a number one news over the world. If we do not feel its existence from remote countries such as Europe or the US, it doesn’t mean it does not affect us. If not directly, then economically or in other ways. First of all, you may face a limitation of travelling. The potential virus spreading threat has influenced travelling plans.
It is still advised not to travel to China and its neighbouring countries until the infection is not contained. There are also some rumours that virus is affecting mailing services from chine warehouses. Even if special precautions are taken to disinfect and control the situation, people are still taking personal measures to limit contact with the potential threat.
Even if Coronavirus seems to be dangerous as it is describer, it is still not considered a pandemic due to its statistics. If compared to the Flu virus, corona numbers are still negligible. There are already signs that new vaccines are being tested and it appears that the growth rate of Corona is dropping. There should be good news soon.
However, Corona has already done significant damage – especially to Chinese people and their businesses. It did change the behaviour of people. The crowded cities became empty, everyone seems to be more cautious not to contact with each other. Lots of businesses have limited their resources to minimize the chance to infect the people and spread the virus.
PCBWay has also been ensuring the safety of people during Corona crisis. According to the national policy, they conducted isolation and observation of some employees. On February about 1/3 to ½ of factory employees have been out of duty for at least 14 days. However, the critical operations have been performed all the time with a limited load. The most robust service has been running non stop such as PCB prototype and small part SMT assembly. The larger orders and advanced PCB manufacturing lead times have been extended up to 30 days. These delays were affected by limited human resources on-site and also the logistics of materials and components. Check out the real-time updates during epidemic here.
Until Coronavirus is not contained completely, there will be some inconveniences and delays. There is no doubt that everyone understands the situation and the risks. Instead of complaining, everyone should put themselves in their shoes and feel how it is like to live next to Coronavirus source. It is very responsible for every local business to contribute to containing the threat and limit the resources. This only indicates that activity such as PCBWay is socially responsive and puts people in the first place before profit.
The virus threat eventually will go away, and things will get back on track. Such global threat once again reminds us that life is fragile and we should treasure each of its moment. We should focus on doing what we love the most. If you love electronics and it is your passion. PCBWay will ensure that your design will be built the highest quality as possible to enjoy the results. If you have a really great project to share, there is still plenty of time to enter a design contest where you can benefit lots of gift points and even win substantial cache prizes for doing what you love. More details can be found here.