Sony and Amazon won’t come to Mobile World Congress 2020 due to 2019 coronavirus epidemic nCoV

A visit to the event will be limited for all visitors from China.

Following LG, Ericsson and Nvidia, two more companies refused to participate in MWC 2020 in Barcelona – Sony and Amazon. They are concerned about the spread of the disease and decided to cancel their presentations at the exhibition to ensure the safety of their employees.

Sony will hold its main press conference on mobile technologies on its own platform – its broadcast will begin on the YouTube channel Xperia on February 24 at 10:30 Moscow time.

In addition, the organizers of the exhibition from the GSM Association announced that they would take additional precautions to prevent the risk of infection. At MWC 2020, guests from the Chinese province of Hubei will not be allowed, from where the distribution of 2019-nCoV began in January . In addition, all visitors from China will have to confirm that they were not in the country two weeks before the exhibition.

MWC will also increase the number of healthcare providers and pay special attention to hygiene – from more thorough cleaning to disinfection of microphones. Mobile World Congress 2020 will be held from February 24 to 26.

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