The world’s biggest phone show, the Mobile World Congress, is not taking place this year. After the coronavirus threatened to throw MWC into chaos, the organizer of the show, has now canceled it.
Organizers of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona canceled the tech fair after nearly all the big names pulled out of the event due to coronavirus fears. China's Huawei was the only major company set to participate.
There is no need to panic about coronavirus. But we also shouldn't take unnecessary risks by bringing together tens of thousands of businesspeople from around the world, says Fabian Schmidt.
EU health ministers have held an emergency meeting as the daily death toll from coronavirus sets a new record in China. The German health minister said the outbreak could get worse before it gets better.
The WHO declared an international emergency over the "unprecedented outbreak" in China, but said they were confident in China's capacity to control it. Meanwhile, airlines were halting flights to the country.
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