Coronavirus fears cancel MWC 2020 in Barcelona

Coronavirus fears cancel MWC 2020 in Barcelona
(Image credit: GSMA / MWC)

UPDATE 14 FEB: Japanese photographic event CP+ 2020 has also been cancelled due to the coronavirus, in no small part due to the infected ship containing 2,500 passengers currently quarantined opposite the venue in Yokohama.

ORIGINAL STORY: Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020, the mega event for the mobile and smartphone industry, has been cancelled by organizers over rising concern about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.