Companies urged to plan for coronavirus disruption

Shanghai, China – January 2020: Commuters wearing surgical masks on the subway following the coronavirus outbreak. Credit: iStock/Robert Wei

As the death toll from the coronavirus reaches 170, risk managers are being advised to plan for potential supply chain disruption and human resource issues. The past week has seen a dramatic escalation of the respiratory illness, known as 2019-nCoV, with the first confirmed cases in Europe. More than 7,700 people have now been affected in China and all deaths…

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