TEKNOKU.me – Coronavirus outbreaks make a number of companies that initially will participate in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 event discouraged to attend.
One of the big names that have announced its withdrawal from MWC is Sony. In a written statement on its website, the Japanese company ensured it would be absent from the MWC 2020 event.
“Because we prioritize the safety and welfare of all consumers, partners, media crews, and employees, we decided not to participate in MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain,” wrote Sony in its statement.
Nevertheless, Sony will still hold a product launch event. It’s just that this event is planned to be held online via the Sony Xperia YouTube channel on February 24th.
Sony is expected to announce Xperia 2 mobile phones equipped with Snapdragon 865 on the occasion.
In addition to Sony, a number of other large companies from various fields have also announced they will be absent from MWC 2020, including LG, Ericsson, TCL, ZTE, NTT Docomo, Amazon, and Nvidia.
The reasons for all vendors are more or less the same, which is derived from concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
Actually TCL and ZTE will still open booths at the MWC 2020 event, it’s just that the two companies will not hold a press conference as usual.
Regarding the corona outbreak, the GSMA as the organizer of MWC 2020 has previously ensured that the annual trade show will continue to be held with tightened health supervision.
Some of them include the procurement of a health team, regular hygiene monitoring at all ends of the venue, to the prohibition of shaking hands.