Thanks for the heads up Qiuwen, hopefully a cure will be found soon because
it affects us all.

Kind regards,
Bobby Shabangu

On Tue, 3 Mar 2020 at 19:43, Delphine Ménard <dmen...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> I am so glad nooone has been affected so far. May your friends and families
> remain safe during this difficult time and know that our thoughts are with
> you.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Delphine
>
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 1:17 PM 《求闻》编译组/Qiuwen WMCug <qiu...@wmcug.org.cn>
> wrote:
>
> > BEIJING, Feb. 29 (Qiuwen) - The coronavirus outbreak originated from
> > China's Wuhan in Hubei province only two months ago had already claimed
> > thousands of lives with more infected, but none of them are Wikimedians -
> > as far as we know.
> >
> > As of February 28th, Qiuwen can independently confirm that all active
> > Wikimedians living in the Greater China are not infected by the virus,
> > including three of them who live in outbreak's epicenter Wuhan, and
> dozens
> > more who live in other parts of the Hubei province as well as other
> > heavily-infected cities in China. However, many of them were put under
> > citywide lockdowns, and just like other local residents, are not allowed
> to
> > move freely. Meanwhile, one editor in Hong Kong was put under a
> compulsory
> > quarantine by local health authorities due to close contact with a
> > confirmed patient. The editor was forbidden to go outside their home for
> a
> > 14-day quarantine period. Detailed information of those editors
> themselves
> > will not be disclosed for privacy reasons.
> >
> > Several meetups and edit-a-thons in China were either canceled or
> > postponed due to the outbreak. Since many Wikipedia enthusiasts in China
> > are college students, meetups are generally scheduled to cope with the
> > beginnings and endings of academic semesters. However, those meetups were
> > postponed as the 2020 spring semester, which typically begins from late
> > February to early March, was delayed by education authorities. Organizers
> > reported canceling a meetup scheduled to be held in late January in the
> > eastern coastal city of Qingdao, while several others, including those in
> > Beijing and Shenzhen targeting college students, were postponed until
> most
> > schools reopen.
> >
> > Another contributing factor to the suspension of these meetups is
> > governments have been discouraging people from traveling back from their
> > hometowns to big metropolises like Beijing and Shanghai after the Chinese
> > Lunar New Year holiday, which means attendee turnouts for meetups held in
> > these cities may be lower than usual.
> >
> > The community in Hong Kong seemed to have suspended their meetup for the
> > outbreak as well. The Hong Kong community has had four meetups per year
> in
> > the past two years, with the most recent one held in November 2019.
> > However, the next meetup, which supposes to be held in late February
> > according to their routine, was never announced by the community leaders
> in
> > the first place.
> >
> > Communities in Taiwan was not significantly affected by the outbreak, as
> > the island does not have as many reported cases comparing to the mainland
> > and Hong Kong. Nevertheless, the organizer for a Wikimedia photowalk did
> > make a post on Facebook, saying a mandatory body temperature check will
> be
> > implemented before the activity rolls out.
> >
> > The coronavirus outbreak has been ameliorating in China during the past
> > few days, with new confirmed cases dropped dramatically, especially
> outside
> > the epicenter Hubei province. Local Wikimedians in Beijing are currently
> > planning to have their meetups rescheduled for the next public holiday,
> > which is the Tomb-Sweeping Day holiday in early April. But the exact
> > planning is still yet to be decided.
> >
> > The Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Deutschland canceled physical
> > meetings of the Wikimedia Summit on Friday, which planned to take place
> in
> > Berlin from April 3rd to 5th. The scholarship application for Wikimania
> > this August in Bangkok, Thailand, remains open, and there are no signs
> > indicating the bigger Wikimedians' gathering will be canceled so far.
> >
> > ----
> > This piece of news was gathered by Qiuwen, a news service operated by the
> > Wikimedians of Mainland China user group <
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedians_of_Mainland_China>. We would
> > like to help deliver news from communities among Greater China to the
> wider
> > world.
> >
> > See our on-wiki page here <https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:QW>, and
> > Telegram channel here <https://t.me/Qiuwen>.
> >
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