After South Korean giant LG Electronics and Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson, now graphics giant Nvidia has announced that it is not sending its employees around the Coronovirus to the Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona due to public health risks.

Nvidia Was a major sponsor of the conference, and partnered with GSMA The conference is organized to host 10 sessions around artificial intelligence, The Verge, and an entire track of roundtables Reported on Friday.

“Given the public health risks Coronavirus, Ensuring the safety of our partners, partners and customers is our biggest concern. We are eager to share our work in AI, 5G and vRAN in the industry. We regret not joining it, but believe it to be the right decision. “company said.

With the rapid proliferation of novel coronaviruses showing no signs of slowing down, industry watchers have also warned that others may soon follow suit.

according to this EricssonIs company Already taken many precautionary steps To ensure the health and safety of its employees and to minimize the impact on the operations of the company.

“After a comprehensive internal risk assessment, Ericsson has decided to take precautionary measures by retreating MWC Barcelona 2020The biggest event in the telecommunications industry, ”it said in a statement.

Ericsson said as one of the largest exhibitors, its hall has thousands of visitors each day and the company cannot guarantee the health and safety of its employees and visitors even when the risk is low.

To showcase the company’s portfolio and innovations, Ericsson will carry on demos and content created for customers in its home markets for MWC Barcelona with local events called “Ericsson Unbox”.

before this, LG Electronics said in Statement Considering the safety of its employees, partners and customers, “LG has decided to step back from performing and participating in MWC 2020 later this month in Barcelona, ​​Spain.”

MWC organizer GSMA stated that it is monitoring and assessing the potential impact of coronoviruses on events held annually in Barcelona, ​​Shanghai and Los Angeles as well as in mobile 360 ​​series of regional conferences.

After report ZTE Chinese tech chief cancels a press conference at MWC 2020 in the wake of a coronovirus outbreak Clarified It will still be the booth location at the show and her participation in the event will go as “planned”.