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Sony withdraws from MWC 2020 over coronavirus concerns – Source CNET Tech


Sony became the latest exhibitor to withdraw from Mobile World Congress on Monday, following in the footsteps of LG, Ericsson, Amazon and Nvidia.

The companies have all pulled out of the show, which is due to be held in Barcelona at the end of this month, due to fears over coronavirus outbreak.

In a statement, Sony said its press conference, where it’s expected to show off its latest Xperia flagship, will go ahead as scheduled, but would now be live-streamed via the internet.

“As we place the utmost importance on the safety and wellbeing of our customers, partners, media and employees, we have taken the difficult decision to withdraw from exhibiting and participating at MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain,” the company said.

First disclosed in late December, the virus has infected over 37,000 people and killed over 800 as of Feb….

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