On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) China office heard the first reports of a previously-known virus Coronavirus COVID-19. The virus behind several pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in Eastern China with a population of over 11 million.
Novel Coronavirus: Covid-19
What started as an epidemic mainly limited to China has now become a global pandemic. As the coronavirus COVID-19 continue to make headlines with many deaths and diagnoses, there have now been close to 500.000 confirmed cases and 200.000 deaths. Unfortunately, the virus has spread across more than 196 countries globally. According to global statistics, Italy, the US and Spain are experiencing the most widespread outbreaks outside of China.
Global Lockdown To Fight Pandemic
Many countries around the world have imposed lockdowns to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Some of these countries have very strict lockdowns; borders have closed, all nonessential travel discouraged, with people asked to stay and work from home where possible. Due to the current pandemic, most businesses have ceased operations. Because of the epidemic, the only shops operating are those selling necessities like food and healthcare. Health care systems are under tremendous pressure to deal with the rising number of patients suffering from the COVID-19. Some doctors and nurses on the frontline are greatly underequipped. Due to the shortages, some of them have to buy Personal Protection Equipments (PPE) for their safety.
Fashion And Health
Faced with these problems, the Dallas Fashion Industry has decided to step up and assist frontline doctors and nurses. Fashion designers like Don Morphy have opted to donate masks to these professionals. Don Morphy Chief Operating Officer Sonya Mofor said when they heard that there was a shortage of clinical masks, they decided to help. As a result, Don Morphy will be donating over 500 respiratory masks to assist in the fight against COVID-19. Sonya Mofor says it was the right thing to do first because the Dallas community has been tremendously supportive of the Don Morphy brand. And also because she has family and relatives on the frontline trying to save lives at these extremely challenging times.
By all means, we encourage all our readers to read the daily update, respect government rules during these times and continue to stay safe.