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"Remedies" for Coronavirus in MWC2020: self-quarantine and exclusion of participants from high-risk countries

Ericsson is the second weightless one on the MWC2020, which normally has all the exhibition space depleted for the biggest technology and communications fair many months before February. After LG, it was the turn of the Swedish telecommunications company today to communicate its decision not to be present in Barcelona, ??despite this being a key moment for 5G that is starting to take its first steps in Europe.

The GSMA, the association that organizes the event that takes place this year in Barcelona between February 24th and 27th, has already reacted to this second absence, regretting the lack of such an important player in the industry, but underlining that Ericsson has already guaranteed presence next year.

"The GSMA is in contact with the exhibitors and is discussing the preparation measures that should be put in place by the GSMA and the exhibitors", says the statement. "It is comforting to know that colleagues around the world are taking active steps to contain and prevent the spread of the virus," the source said.

The measures are to adhere to the recommendations of WHO, and other health authorities, respect the travel limitations where they exist, and "arrive earlier in Spain to guarantee time for self-quarantine, guaranteeing access to masks and replacing participants from high-ranking countries. risk by other colleagues and local European representatives ", writes the GSMA.

The Mobile World Conference is the largest technology conference in Europe and brings together over 100 thousand visitors connected to the sector. Despite being in Europe, the event is truly global, with 208 countries represented, more than 2,400 companies and a conference with 320 speakers, 3,500 journalists and lots of entertainment.

The largest manufacturers in the world of mobility and technology mark their place here, reserving large advertisements and participating in large-scale conferences and stands, bringing employees, customers and partners, scheduling meetings and concentrating these days a large part of the identification of opportunities, the possibility of "peeking at the competition" and seeing trends.

The GSMA states that "it continues to monitor and assess the impact of Coronavrus on MWC Barcelona 2020", considering the health and safety of exhibitors, participants and staff as an aspect of the utmost importance ". But the exhibition" will continue as planned ", in all locations in Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuc and La Farga LHospitalet, including YoMo and Four Years From Now (4YFN).