TorusLabs Co-Founder Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Attending Ethereum Conferences

News / 11.03.2020

Zhen Yu Yong (Zen), Co-founder of decentralized login service provider, TorusLabs gets positive COVID-19 diagnosis after attending several Ethereum conferences.

The TorusLabs co-founder tweeted today that he felt ill yesterday and has received a positive test for COVID-19.

Zen had attended the ETH London hackathon which was held from February 28 to March 1. He had also attended the Ethereum Community Conference (ECC) which took place in Paris from March 3 to March 5. He therefore encouraged all those who had close contact with him or even attended those events to get tested.

The coronavirus outbreak has negatively affected several major crypto conferences in the past few weeks. Two major crypto conferences that were going to be held in the U.S. were recently postponed. The Bitcoin 2020 Conference was postponed from March 27 and 28 to Q3 of 2020. Likewise, the DC Blockchain Summit was also postponed due to the outbreak.

The Paris Blockchain Week 2020 has recently been postponed until December 9 after France had instituted a ban on large indoor gatherings, starting from the end of February. However, the Ethereum Community Conference was exempted from the ban since it had less than 5,000 attendees.

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