After Intel, Sony, LG Electronics, Ericsson, Nvidia, NTT DoCoMo, and Amazon now Vivo has to withdraw from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak. With the outbreak of deadly Coronavirus in China and other parts of the world, many other electronic giants have pulled out their names from the upcoming event. The event is going to be hosted in Barcelona, Spain starting February 24 to February 27.
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer in its statement said, “Vivo has been closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (NCP) outbreak and continuously evaluating planned activities. The health and safety of our employees and the public are our top priority. Based on the present situation, we have decided to withdraw from our debut at MWC 2020 and other related events later this month in Barcelona, Spain. We will soon introduce the APEX 2020 concept phone which we had originally planned to showcase at MWC. We will share more updates in due course. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and would like to thank our partners, media friends and consumers for their understanding.”
The company had planned to showcase its Apex 2020 concept phone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 trade show. But now the company has decided to withdraw from exhibiting and participating from the event on health and safety grounds.
The death toll from coronavirus is on the rise and it has infected more than 42,000 people globally including India. On Sunday popular e-commerce company Amazon also issued a statement that says, “Due to the outbreak and continued concerns about the new coronavirus, the company has decided to withdraw from exhibiting and participating in the Mobile World Congress 2020 event.”
Other companies such as Intel, Ericsson, Sony and Nvidia have also decided to skip the event that will take place in Barcelona from February 24.
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