LG pulls out of Mobile World Congress amid coronavirus fears

LG pulls out of Mobile World Congress amidst coronavirus fears
(Image credit: GSMA / MWC)

UPDATE: ZTE has issued a statement that the manufacturer "will participate in MWC20 Barcelona as planned," tweeting that, "in accordance with the relevant guidelines of the Chinese health department and WHO, ZTE has adopted a series of strong prevention, control and safeguard measures."

ORIGINAL STORY: Over 100,000 attendees are expected to descend on Barcelona for this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), an annual smartphone show that has seen smartphones like the Sony Xperia 1 and the reborn Nokia 3310 unveiled in past years. 

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.