Coronavirus to affect the Galaxy S20 accessories supply chain
Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing viral epidemic primarily affecting Mainland China, along with isolated cases in 27 other countries and territories. In early December 2019 a new coronavirus, designated 2019, was identified in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, after 41 people developed pneumonia without a clear cause. The virus is capable of spreading from person to person. The incubation period of the virus (time from exposure to onset of symptoms) ranges from 2 to 14 days, but it may be contagious during this period and after recovery. Symptoms include fever, coughing and breathing difficulties, and the virus can be fatal.
There is a thought that the widespread virus will affect a number of supply chains, including the one for the Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup’s accessories. So customers seeking accessories such as cases and screen protectors at launch won’t find anything for their brand new phones.
MobileFun received a number of letters from manufacturers that there would be shipping delays due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the extended Chinese New Year holidays. The government officially extended the holiday season as a way to battle the spread of infection so a lot of factories have already suspended operations and will stay out of business for a while.
Additionally, goods traveling to western markets would go through stricter control and delaying the shipment process even further. So if are able to get your hands on a Galaxy S20 accessories early on, you would be one of the lucky buyers.
As of 5 February 2020, 24,588 cases have been confirmed, including in every province-level division of China. A larger number of people may have been infected, but not detected (especially mild cases). The first local transmission of the virus outside China occurred in Vietnam between family members, while the first local transmission not involving family occurred in Germany, on 22 January, when a German man contracted the disease from a Chinese business visitor at a meeting. As of 5 February 2020, 493 deaths have been attributed to the virus since the first confirmed death on 9 January, with 990 recoveries. The first death outside China was reported in the Philippines, in a 44-year-old Chinese male on 1 February