When the COVID-19 epidemic spread throughout Wuhan and surrounding cities in Mainland China, the United States issued a federal quarantine order to repatriate American citizens from Wuhan, China.
The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus continues to climb and threaten global health. Thus, on February 2nd, 2020, volunteers from the San Gabriel Valley Service Center joined hands with the utmost sincerity in the hopes that the epidemic will dissipate as soon as possible.
Upholding the teachings of Dharma Master Cheng Yen to be self-disciplined and respectful of all, Tzu Chi volunteers across the nation have initiated special prayer gatherings to send their love and hopes for recovery to those affected.
The new coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, has increased in both spread and deadliness, not just in China, but around the world. Tzu Chi volunteers in the United States are working diligently to gather the supplies that residents and aid workers in China need to help prevent further infection.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has now spread to over 20 countries with more than confirmed 28,000 cases of the virus, and an additional 24,000 suspected cases yet to be confirmed.