Zhen Yu Yong, an executive for a blockchain-based project, has the coronavirus COVID-19. The individual recently attended two major Ethereum-related conferences. As many people knows by now, the virus is spreading very quickly all around the world. And because of this, he has urged people who had close contact with him to take the diagnostic test. As well, most experts in the field recommend this procedure for everyone else attending to these conferences during March.

Zhen Yu Yong is the co-founder of TorusLabs, a company that provides decentralized access services. As a result of falling ill, Yong pointed out that he was diagnosed with the coronavirus COVID-19 in the early hours of March 11.

ETH London

That is to say, because of the spread of the coronavirus, it is highly recommended by experts to not meet a large number of people in the same place, at the same time. However, Yong recently attended two major conferences. The first one was the famous ETH London. This took place in the UK between February 28 and March 1. Further, the second one was the Ethereum Community Conference. The date of this one was between March 3 and 5 in Paris, France. Through a tweet, Yong remarks that people who may have been in close contact with him at both Ethereum conferences should receive medical attention. This mainly to rule out the possibility of spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

COVID-19 Infection

Consequently, according to the doctor’s opinion, Yong added that the infection COVID-19 “probably came from France”. Interestingly, this European country recently issued a ban on closed-site meetings exceeding 5,000 participants. However, the number of participants at the Ethereum Community Conference was much less than that. Further, it looks like the event followed the established rules.

Most data shows that the virus causing the coronavirus disease comes mainly from person to person. This among those who are in close contact (within approximately 6 feet, or 2 meters). It is possible to get the virus via respiratory contact, while someone is coughing, sneezing, or talking. A person who is nearby may inhale it, or it may fall into their mouth or nose.

Here you can find updated information about how to prevent the current coronavirus COVID-19.