In this article, you will find out how Korean Gamers are helping Wuhan in the time of need.
The first case of the new coronavirus first appeared in Wuhan, China. It was the start of December 2019 that marked the beginning of the disease’s outbreak. Currently, the coronavirus has affected thousands of lives in various countries across the globe. The officials of WHO (World Health Organization) have also declared a public health risk of international concern over the epidemic.
The recent coronavirus is causing symptoms like cough, fever, breathing difficulties, and various other respiratory-related problems. In around a quarter of the cases, it is causing severe illness and can also be deadly. Health officials are continually working to treat the virus, contain it, and prevent it from spreading. While doctors, physicians, and health officials are trying their best, the disease is causing hysteria across the globe.
People all throughout the world are taking measures to both prevent and contain the deadly disease. It has proliferated from its epicenter Wuhan to all of China’s provinces. At present, the virus has infected around 28 countries in the world.
Korean Gamers (Korean Game Society) Starts a Fundraiser To Help China
As each of these countries rushes to deal with the epidemic, the KGS (Korean Game Society) has started a fundraiser on Monday. It urges gamers to donate money to help the people affected by the novel coronavirus-hit in China’s Hubei province, Wuhan.
The head of KGS Wi Jong-hyun made a statement that their organization supports Wuhan’s population and entire China in the fight against the disease. He says that esports and gaming is one of the industries where China and Korea hold a relationship like no other.
Korean games are widely loved by Chinese gamers, according to Wi Jong-hyun, so it is expected that they would want to support the people of China in troubling times like these. Dungeon Fighter and The Legend and of Mir 2 are two examples of Korean games that are popular in China.
Other People from the Korean Game Industry Also Step In
Various other industry insiders have also been quick to become a part of this cause. An example is Korea Mobile Game Association’s chairman. Hwang Seong-ik is also actively working in this cause to help the people of Wuhan. According to him, he believes they can help dissolve the outbreak by providing relief to the most affected region and the epicenter of the disease’s outbreak.
More About The Fundraiser
People who contribute and donate to the Korean Game Society’s fundraiser will be commended publicly. However, they will not disclose the amount of each contribution.
KGS is receiving direct transfers to their bank account for the coming ten days for the starting round of the fundraiser.
With all the money they collect, KGS is planning to use it to buy hand sanitizers and masks and deliver them via the quickest route to China, like diplomatic channels.
Depending on how the first round of the fundraiser turns out, the Korean Game Society may hold another one.
Coronavirus is continuously spreading further throughout the globe. The WHO (World Health Organisation) officials have declared an emergency that countries apart from China are “simply not ready” to face this outbreak.
Coronaviruses are found in many different animals. Sometimes humans may contract it from them. In the recent case, the disease apparently spread to humans from a bat. Cases of other coronaviruses have shown up in humans before, resulting in outbreaks of MERS and SARS in 2012 and 2002, respectively. Therefore, this time it was easier for scientists to sequence the disease and formulate a diagnostic test.