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The American Nvidia will not attend the Mobile World Congress Due To Coronavirus Risk



The American Nvidia will not attend the Mobile World Congress Due To Coronavirus Risk

The decision not to attend the Mobile World Congress (MWC) announced by LG this week. This announcement has opened a dangerous path between the companies participating in the most important hall held in Barcelona.

On Friday, the Swedish Ericsson dropped out, and this Saturday was the turn of Nvidia. The American company is the third participant who cancels their attendance to congress. The US company Nvidia said it would not send its employees as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

 “We regret not attending, but we believe it is the right decision. Given the risks to public health, our main concern is to ensure the safety of our colleagues, partners and customers,” said Nvidia representative.

Nvidia will not occupy the space he had hired in the central pavilion. That space is only reserved for big brands. The brand clarified that they would not send any employee to the Catalan capital.

Despite this, the American company maintains the sponsorship of activities related to artificial intelligence. This is one of the highlights of the show that will be held from February 24 to 27 at Fira de Barcelona, ​​and in which the company has been working for the last months.

Nvidia ends its statement thanking the leadership of GSMA, the employer of mobile operators, in the Mobile organization and “the continuous efforts to ensure the safety of all attendees.” Founded in 1993 by Jensen Huang, Curtis Priem, and Chris Malachowsky, Nvidia is a company based in California that is dedicated to the manufacture of graphic chips and invoices more than 3,000 million euros annually.

The Mobile World Congress Will Be Held “As Planned”

The organizer of the congress, the GSMA, trusts that there are no more casualties and ensures that the Mobile World Congress will be held “as planned.” Of course, with greater spaces of health care and more visible, as well as hygiene points with disinfectant soap on all sides to prevent any possible contagion.

Also, the credential hanging from the neck of the attendees will carry a 24-hour service telephone number to answer any questions of a healthy nature. The information leaflets will be distributed with the prevention recommendations established by the World Health Organization.

The GSMA announced last Tuesday the implementation of preventive measures to avoid possible contagion. The organization will launch a protocol that involves frequently changing the microphones of the speakers and suggests that attendees refrain from giving handshakes.

Colau Asks Participants To Remain Calm

For the moment, more severe measures are ruled out, such as passenger control upon arrival at El Prat airport or the use of masks at the fairgrounds. In this sense, the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, has asked that the social alarm not be promoted.

“Does anyone think that if I believed that there is risk I would not be doing anything? We would be the first to be asking for measures, ” Colau said in Catalunya Ràdio, advising“ calm and tranquility ”to the population.

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