Sony and Amazon to pull out of one of the world’s largest tech shows – Mobile World Congress because of risks posed by coronavirus. BBC writes.
Sony said it would no longer take part in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona after “monitoring the evolving situation” after the coronavirus outbreak.
MWC holds in Barcelona and attracts 100,000 people.
Except for Sony and Amazon, LG Electronics, Ericsson and NVIDIA may not attend the convention. The tech show is scheduled in 24-27 February.
The GSMA, which organises the show, said that while it could “confirm some large exhibitors have decided not to come to the show this year with others still contemplating next steps, we remain more than 2,800 exhibitors strong”.
GSMA revealed that it had put in place additional measures to “reassure attendees and exhibitors that their health and safety are our paramount concern”, which includes a ban on all travelers from China’s Hubei province, while people who have been in China must provide proof they have been outside the country for 14 days.
The GSMA also says it will suggest participants should not shake hands with each other at the show, and microphones used by speakers will be disinfected and changed.