Back in November 2019 the first case of the Covid-19 virus was reported in Hubei province at the heart of the Chinese city of Wuhan, at the time the future implications of the virus were unknown and the disruption it would go on to inflict on the rest of the world and the music industry were as yet undefined. As the virus ripped through the city of Wuhan throughout December and into January, many more individuals succumbed to the infectious pathogen, with numbers more than doubling on a daily basis.
Since December 2019, cases outside of Wuhan and more importantly China have increased exponentially, with WHO (the World Health Organisation) declaring a global pandemic of Covid-19, also known as Sars-CoV-2 on 11th March 2020. By this time there were more than 114 effected countries, with 118,319 confirmed cases and 4292 deceased. From the day a global emergency was declared, significant restrictions have been placed on the daily lives of the world’s citizens and this has started to impact specific sectors, including that of creative arts and music.