The latest coronavirus (2019-nCoV) ravaging China has been a menace to everyone. Anti-Coronavirus masks and gloves are currently very important commodities in China. People are now looking forward to trusted companies to come up with these commodities. In response to the need, Xiaomi recently released a medical-surgical mask. However, after the mask hit the shelves earlier today, the huge traffic crashed Xiaomi Youpin Website server.
Xiaomi Youpin said:
The demand for medical surgical masks is unprecedented. We are ready to go online as quickly as possible, but the instantaneous amount is still far beyond imagination. The server is down. I am sorry that some users are unable to enter the purchase. Although Xiaomi Youpin has limited power, we will continue to go all out to coordinate the supply of resources, and we will ensure the supply is enough.
Each pack of the mask sells for 39.9 yuan ($6). Each pack contains 20 masks and each mask has separate packaging.
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.