Sony will not participate in MWC due to coronavirus and will instead make a presentation on the YouTube channel

The company refused to participate in the exhibition after LG, Ericsson and NVIDIA.

Sony will not participate in the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will be held in Barcelona from February 24 to 27. The company explained this decision by fears of an outbreak of coronavirus, said in a press release.

Since we attach paramount importance to the safety and well-being of our customers, partners, media workers and our own employees, we made a difficult decision to refuse to participate in the MWC 2020 in Barcelona.

Sony Press Service

Sony will hold a press conference on its YouTube channel, Xperia. It will begin at 10:30 Moscow time on February 24. It was expected that at MWC the company will present a new smartphone Xperia 5 plus.

In addition to Sony, LG, Ericsson, NVIDIA, Amazon and other companies refused to participate in the exhibition.

The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of coronavirus an international emergency on January 30. By the time of writing, the number of infected people exceeded 40 thousand people, and the number of dead – 900.

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