Warsaw Philharmonic to put on 'Solidarity with Wuhan' concert

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The Warsaw Philharmonic on Thursday will perform a concert to show solidarity with Wuhan in connection with the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Chinese city.

"With this concert we want to draw attention to the fact that in the face of an epidemiological threat we are all equal" said the concert organisers, the statement went on to say that "the virus knows no borders, it is not selective and attacks where it is least expected, especially among the weakest."

All proceeds from ticket sales for Thursday's concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic will be donated towards the purchase of protective masks and hygiene materials needed by personnel working in field hospitals in Wuhan.

The COVID-19 infectious disease, caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV2, was first detected in Wuhan, central China. The latest World Health Organisation report, published on 25 Feb, confirms the presence of the disease in 33 countries worldwide, with 80,239 cases confirmed globally, 77,780 of which are registered in China, where 2666 people have already died from having contracted the disease.