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==Notable Events==
 
==Notable Events==
In 2020, a pandemic called '''Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)''', also known as the '''Wuhan virus''', '''Chinese flu''', '''Coronavirus''', or by the respiratory disease the virus causes, '''COVID-19''', began sweeping across the Earth, originating in the Wuhan province in [[China]] before spreading to many other countries, most notably [[Italy]], [[Iran]], the [[United Kingdom]] and the [[United States]]. Due to the high risk of death from those of advanced age and those with other health problems, many changes have had to take place since the seriousness of the pandemic first became apparent in March, with many sports matches and tournaments being either cancelled or postponed, with most Football leagues (including the European 2020 Championship), many Formula 1 races (although a 17-race championship starting in June and ending in December was agreed) and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games among those affected, with the Olympic Games rescheduled to 2021. Many gaming conferences were also canceled, most notably GDC 2020 and E3 2020, although some, such as EA and Ubisoft, did host their own livestreams. Sony and Microsoft also announced release dates for both of their new home consoles, the [[PlayStation 5]] and [[Xbox Series X]] via livestreams. By the end of the year, multiple companies had developed a vaccine for the virus, and these began to be rolled out from December onwards.
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In 2020, a pandemic called '''Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)''', also known as the '''Wuhan virus''', '''Chinese flu''', '''Coronavirus''', or by the respiritory disease the virus causes, '''COVID-19''', began sweeping across the Earth, originating in the Wuhan province in [[China]] before spreading to many other countries, most notably [[Italy]], [[Iran]], the [[United Kingdom]] and the [[United States]]. Due to the high risk of death from those of advanced age and those with other health problems, many changes have had to take place since the seriousness of the pandemic first became apparent in March, with many sports matches and tournaments being either cancelled or postponed, with most Football leagues (including the European 2020 Championship), many Formula 1 races (although a 17-race championship starting in June and ending in December was agreed) and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games among those affected, with the Olympic Games rescheduled to 2021. Many gaming conferences were also cancelled, most notably GDC 2020 and E3 2020, although some, such as EA and Ubisoft, did host their own livestreams. Sony and Microsoft also announced release dates for both of their new home consoles, the [[PlayStation 5]] and [[Xbox Series X]] via livestreams. By the end of the year, multiple companies had developed a vaccine to the virus, and these began to be rolled out from December onwards.
   
 
In December 2020, a new, more virulent strain of Coronavirus, dubbed the '''South African strain''' was detected in the United Kingdom, with many countries quick to seal their borders in response. On 23:00 GMT on December 31, 2020, the United Kingdom ended its transition period with the European Union, with both sides announcing prior to the date that a trade deal had been agreed.
 
In December 2020, a new, more virulent strain of Coronavirus, dubbed the '''South African strain''' was detected in the United Kingdom, with many countries quick to seal their borders in response. On 23:00 GMT on December 31, 2020, the United Kingdom ended its transition period with the European Union, with both sides announcing prior to the date that a trade deal had been agreed.

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