Due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic, LG, Ericsson and NVIDIA have already refused to participate in a major exhibition of mobile technologies Mobile World Congress 2020. Samsung will reduce its presence at the exhibition. Today it became known that Sony will not come to the exhibition, which is less than two weeks away .
– Sony is closely monitoring the situation after a new outbreak of coronavirus, announced by the World Health Organization on January 30 as a global emergency.
Because we attach great importance to the safety and well-being of our customers, partners, the media and employees, we have made the difficult decision to refuse to attend the MWC 2020 in Barcelona.
Sony planned to introduce new products at the exhibition as part of its own press conference. Instead, the presentation will take place in video format on the official Xperia YouTube channel.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the MWC sent an update to all accredited participants in connection with the epidemiological situation in the world. About 6,000 exhibitors from China usually come to the exhibition. And let some large companies abandon their participation, others are in thought, the majority (more than two thousand smaller exhibitors) still confirm their participation in the exhibition.
The organizers promise to arrange an additional check. Travelers from Hubei will not be allowed to attend the event, and all those who have recently been to China will be required to demonstrate evidence that the past two weeks have been outside. In addition, measures to disinfect large crowds will be strengthened, the number of doctors will double, etc.