The organizers of MWC 2020 introduce security measures in the fight against coronavirus. But the number of "refuseniks" is growing
One of the key topics for the industry remains coronavirus. Today, China is ending its holidays, and China's industrialists should return to their usual work schedule. But the epidemic is still raging and the death toll is approaching the mark of a thousand people. There is no guarantee that quarantine will not be extended. It is already known that the Chinese authorities banned Foxconn to resume production.
It also has a harmful effect on various public events, forcing companies to refuse to hold press conferences with a large crowd in favor of online events. LG, Ericsson, Amazon and NVIDIA reported that they voluntarily refuse to participate in MWC 2020, because the upcoming exhibition in fact could become a zone of great risk with a large crowd of people and could provoke an outbreak outside of China.
Sony, which made a statement today, will not come to the event. But at the same time, she did not refuse the announcement of her new products, but will conduct a presentation in the video conferencing mode on February 24.
For their part, the organizers of the exhibition in Barcelona are trying to figure out how to avoid infecting people. First of all, they announced that a ban on visiting the exhibition was introduced to residents of Hubei and tourists who recently visited there.
Employees of Chinese companies that will participate in the MWC 2020 must leave the Middle Kingdom no later than 14 days before the start of the event. In addition, each of them should have a certificate with him confirming that he is healthy. An interesting point is that participants must prove that they did not come into contact with people infected with coronavirus.
At the stands of MWC 2020 they will constantly conduct disinfection, in the pavilions they will increase the number of emergency medical care points, and they will also conduct constant temperature screening of visitors and exhibitors.
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