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Mobile World Congress 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus

Mobile World Congress 2020 Canceled Due to Coronavirus”

"We will continue to work together for the 2021 and later editions of the Mobile World Congress Party". While most worldwide travelers will have their passports, European Union nationals are allowed to enter the event with their national identity cards, which don't include any travel stamps. However, it was also reported that the organization was actively trying to cancel the trade show, but couldn't as a result of the Spanish government not declaring the virus as a health emergency.

Researchers from China and other countries like the United States and Australia are still working on a vaccine to stop the virus from spreading. So, if you feel a bit excluded because of your ignorance about the MWC, here is a quick introduction about the world's largest mobile technology fair.

"The immediate and most significant economic impact is in China but will reverberate globally, given the importance of China in global growth as well as in global company revenue", said Jessica Gladstone, an associate director at Moody's. But as the coronavirus has spread in recent weeks - more than 40,000 people have been infected globally and more than 1,100 have died from it - big names began to pull out.

Hoffman and Colau are to hold a joint press conference on Thursday.

Due to the large scale of the CMM, with delegates filling hotels and restaurants in Barcelona and causing the city's fairgrounds to explode, postponement was never a realistic option, sources said.

A final decision was made harder by the terms under which any events insurance taken out by the GSMA would pay out, industry sources and insurance experts said.

Spain's vice president, Carmen Calvo, said there was "no public health reason" to call off the show.

Still, companies kept pulling out, and on Wednesday, GSMA reversed course.

"The Host City Parties respect and understand this decision".

The wireless industry scrapped its biggest annual showcase after the coronavirus outbreak sparked an exodus of participants, roiling telecom companies just as they're preparing to roll out new 5G services. Even though China is the country where most people are affected by Coronavirus, China is not the only one.



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