Sony and Amazon are one of the two major companies to pull out of Major Technology shows because of the spread of Novel coronavirus.
Sony has said it would no longer be part of the Mobile Congress in Barcelona after evaluating the situation after the coronavirus outbreak. The organizer of the event said this event would attract 100,000 people and would still go ahead.
South Korea’s LG Electronics, Ericsson, Swedish telecom equipment maker and US chip company NVIDIA have already withdrawn from the event which would run from 24th and 27th February 2020.
The GSMA, which organizes the show in the Spanish city, said that it has confirmed that large companies have decided not to come to the show. The organizers have said they have placed additional measures in place to ensure their health and safety are of primary concern.
There will be a ban on people who have travelled from China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. The people who are in China need to provide proof they have been outside the country for 14 days.
The GSMA estimates that between 5,000 to 6,000 people will visit Mobile World Congress.