This Coronavirus Pandemic is really putting a big spanner into things. Apart from all of the restrictions being placed on us daily (Event/ Entertainment/Travel cancellations, to name a few), there are some that are hitting our humble interests.
The way I see it, there are three aspects that come to mind:-
(1) Many Exhibitions have been cancelled so far (I suspect that there will be many more to come as well);
(2) All of our local Distributors/Manufacturers etc are not receiving any product from their contracted factories in China, due to the inability of the factories to get their workers back from Chinese New Year shutdowns and the effects of the Pandemic ; and,
(3) With the Oz Buck dropping to US$0.61 cents today, there will not be very many orders being placed with the factories in China for new or rerun product for quite some time to come as all contracts are written with payments to be made in US$'s.
I would like to see a rosy glow on the horizon, however, I suspect that there are many months of gloom ahead of us.