SCMP chronicled how Covid-19 has profoundly changed the world

April 8, 2020
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Tammy Tam
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  • The first of our reports on ‘mystery illness’ in Wuhan was published on December 31, 2019
  • The Post has chronicled how Covid-19 has profoundly changed the world, uncovering crucial truths about the new coronavirus and its spread
Dear reader,

A hundred days ago, a team of SCMP journalists wrote the first of many reports on a “mystery illness” spreading rapidly in Wuhan, China. We were one of the first English-language publications to break the story on December 31, 2019, the same day that Chinese officials first reported cases of the novel coronavirus to the World Health Organisation.

Since that day, the Post has been chronicling in detail – now on a dedicated microsite – how the Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly changed and disrupted the world.

Our newsroom has not been spared either; SCMP’s global employees have been operating from home since an editorial colleague tested positive for the virus. But even while our journalists do not have the freedom of movement, we continue to exercise our press freedoms to inform readers around the world. We are even producing our daily print edition from home for the very first time in SCMP’s 116 years of operation.

We have dedicated our newsroom resources – in our home city of Hong Kong and across mainland China, Asia, Europe and the United States – to the comprehensive reporting needed in this moment of crisis. Our experience reporting on the Sars epidemic 17 years ago has helped inform the depth and intelligence of our Covid-19 coverage, as well as the deployment and safety of our journalists. Since that first story in December, SCMP has uncovered many crucial truths about the virus and its spread, elevating thought and understanding among our readers around the globe.

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About South China Morning Post 

South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. Its editorial teams are powered by emerging digital technologies to create innovative ways to tell Asia’s most important and compelling stories.
Against the backdrop of shifting discovery and consumption behaviours, SCMP reaches users across distributed media platforms including scmp.com, smartphone and tablet apps, social media and messaging platforms, as well as our flagship newspaper.  SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.