Corona outbreak gave Norden CEO flashbacks to the SARS era

Norden CEO Jan Rindbo draws on experience from the SARS outbreak more than 17 years ago to keep "a realistic view" on the coronavirus. Four of the company's employees are quarantined at home.

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When Jan Rindbo heard about the outbreak of coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan shortly after New Year's Eve, he was transported roughly 17 years back in time.

Another feared virus broke out then, namely SARS. The current chief executive of dry bulk shipping line Norden lived in Hong Kong at the time, where apocalyptic prophecies quickly unfolded following the outbreak.

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