Lenovo Group recently announced through its official WeChat and Weibo handles that the group has launched an emergency operation in Wuhan. Lenovo Group will donate a full set of IT equipment to Wuhan Vulcan Mountain Hospital to accelerate the completion of the hospital. As of today, the first two batches of IT equipment are ready and the first batch of equipment is already at the hospital. These equipments are ready for commissioning and other batches will arrive soon.
Lenovo Group said, “We have an emergency rescue operation in Wuhan, and donated all IT equipment to build the emergency prevention and control center at the Wuhan New Pneumonia Prevention and Control Headquarters. This is in order to speed up the emergency hospital’s completion and operation as soon as possible … We will continue to pay attention to the development of the epidemic situation and provide all the help we can to prevent and control the epidemic situation in Wuhan. “
The Wuhan Municipal Government is urgently constructing a 25,000-square-meter Vulcan Mountain Hospital in Zhiyin Lake, Caidian District, Wuhan City. This hospital will be for the emergency treatment of new cases of pneumococcal infection. The first phase requires a lot of resources. The IT equipment from Lenovo Group to Wuhan includes desktops, laptops, tablet computers, printers, and other intelligent hardware devices. These devices will be instantly needed at the Caidian Emergency Hospital. This will help to manage patient data quickly and ensure rapid and transparent epidemic information transfer.
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What is a Coronavirus?
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Most of us get the infection at some point in our lives but the symptoms are mild. This is is a common virus worldwide but usually among animals. However, a few of them also affect humans. In rare cases, as we have now, coronaviruses can evolve and spread from animals to humans. When this happens, the symptoms are quite severe and dangerous.
How have the Chinese tech industry helped with the 2019-nCoV so far
The Chinese technology industry (particularly smartphone makers) have done a whole lot to help the situation in Wuhan where the virus originated. Huawei is setting up 5G base stations quickly to help fight the virus in Wuhan. Lenovo has sent all the IT equipment needed to assist with the virus. Oppo, Huawei, and Xiaomi have donated not less than $4 million each to assist. Realme sent in about $100,000 to assist victims.