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The Fallout of the Wuhan Virus

27 Feb The Fallout of the Wuhan Virus

The Wuhan coronavirus has created anxiety around the world. While most agree that the handling of the outbreak has been better than the SARS crisis in 2003, questions have still been raised regarding government responses in China, and the steps that Singapore and other countries have taken to arrest the spread of the virus. Attention has also turned to its economic implications for China and the region. The SARS outbreak of 2003 caused US$54 billion in losses worldwide, much of it in lost tourism revenue, a situation that is now being echoed with Beijing’s ban on outbound tour groups. Furthermore, concerns about a Chinese economic slowdown have intensified, as curfews and other restrictions have caused consumption over the Lunar New Year period to plummet. As a country with close economic ties to China, Singapore faces the challenging task of positioning its economy and public health policies in order to weather the crisis.

The SIIA Seminar Series aims to discuss –

  • How has the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak affected the economic outlook for China in 2020?
  • How have countries that experienced the 2003 SARS outbreak, such as Singapore, recalibrated their policies to deal with infectious diseases since then?
  • How has the spread of the virus impacted Singapore’s economy, and how should firms respond to this challenge?


Dr. Jeremy Lim, Partner, Oliver Wyman, Singapore
Mr. Bryan Low, Client Advisor, Credit Suisse AG

Event Details
Topic: The Fallout of the Wuhan Virus
Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm; talk commences at 6:00pm.)
Venue: Singapore Institute of International Affairs
60A Orchard Road (Level 4M) Tower 1,
The Atrium @ Orchard, International Involvement Hub,
Singapore 238890
Dress Code: Office Attire

5:30pm     Registration
6:00pm     Opening Remarks
6:05pm     Remarks by Panellists on The Fallout of the Wuhan Virus
6:30pm     Discussion and Q&A Session
6:55pm     Closing Remarks
7:00pm     END

This event is exclusive to SIIA members only. If you wish to express your interest in joining the talk, please kindly email us at [email protected].