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Amazon withdraws from MWC over coronavirus-related concerns – TechCrunch

Amazon withdraws from MWC over coronavirus-related concerns – TechCrunch

Amazon is the most recent firm to cancel its plans for the Mobile World Congress, which can happen later this month in Barcelona, over coronavirus-related concerns.

In a press release emailed to TechCrunch, an Amazon spokesperson mentioned “due to the outbreak and continued concerns about novel coronavirus, Amazon will withdraw from exhibiting and participating in Mobile World Congress 2020, scheduled for Feb. 24-27 in Barcelona, Spain.”

Other firms which have cancelled or scaled again their plans for MWC because of the outbreak embrace LG, NVIDIA and Ericsson. The occasion’s organizer, GSMA, lately issued a new assertion about precautions it’s taking, together with a ban on guests from Hubei province, the place the epidemic is believed to have begun.

 

The overwhelming majority of individuals affected by coronavirus are in China, the place there have been 908 deaths and 40,171 confirmed infections, as of the time this text was posted. The outbreak has additionally led to a wave of anti-Asian racism and xenophobia internationally.

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