The world is facing many challenges at the moment because of the COVID-19 pandemic. People are under mandatory quarantine or encouraged to observe strict social distancing rules. But a question among many is, how to actually stay protected? One highly recommended way is with masks, but which masks actually protect you? Find out in this article.


Surveillance technologies are increasingly being implemented in countries that are severely affected by a coronavirus. Discover how drones can help fight the Coronavirus.


Hannover Messe, Automatica, LiveWorx…Many major trade shows and industry events have been postponed or completely canceled. Stay updated as announcements are continued to be made. And speaking of major industry events being canceled, tech conferences are also rattled by COVID-19. Find out what the future is for the convention industry.


Apart from events, COVID-19 is also impacting the world economy. The automotive, electronics, luxury and tourism industries are on the front line, while stock markets are falling. But could the outbreak be a game-changer for globalization?


Previously, we’ve talked about the different surveillance technologies used in China to track down possible cases of coronavirus. These included drones, mobile applications, QR codes, and AI bots. The same kinds of technology are now being considered in Europe and the United States as the virus continues to spread.


And finally, Wuhan is back to work. Companies are gradually resuming work in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. While the factories that make essentials can do so without delay, others will have to wait for authorization. We talked to a medical supplies manufacturer that reopened its doors mid-February.


To all our readers, we hope you are safe and in quarantine. Stay informed with DirectIndustry E-Magazine!


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