Intel confirmed Tuesday that it won’t attend Mobile World Congress this year, joining a stream of tech companies reacting to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. , and are those who’ve of the Barcelona trade show, which is scheduled for Feb. 24-27.
“The safety and wellbeing of all our employees and partners is our top priority, and we have withdrawn from this year’s Mobile World Congress out of an abundance of caution,” a spokesperson for the California-based semiconductor company said in an emailed statement.
The more than 43,000 people and claimed more than 1,000 lives. Cases have been confirmed in around 30 countries, including two in Spain.was discovered in December in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei region. As of Tuesday, the pneumonia-like illness had infected
GSMA, the trade group that puts on MWC, said the show is going ahead, but it’s putting extra public health measures in place — including.
First published at 1:53 a.m. PT.
Updated at 2:29 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.