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Facebook cancels global marketing conference due to coronavirus outbreak

Facebook has canceled its upcoming global marketing conference out of caution for the corona virus outbreak, according to Reuters. The conference was to take place in March at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and 4,000 people were expected.

“With great caution, we have canceled our global marketing summit due to the evolving public health risks associated with corona virus,” a Facebook spokesperson told Reuters.

Facebook canceling its global marketing conference follows this week’s cancellation of Mobile World Congress, also due to concerns about the corona virus. In the days prior to the cancellation of MWC, several suppliers, including LG, Ericsson, Nvidia, Intel, Vivo, Sony, Amazon, NTT Docomo, Cisco, Nokia, BT and HMD, withdrew from the show for fear of putting participants at risk. to bring .

Coronavirus has so far infected more than 49,000 people and 1,383 people have died of the disease so far. It has had a major impact on the technology industry, including store closures, production shortages and production delays. At present, the virus does not seem to be spreading widely in countries other than China, and the World Health Organization has made no recommendation to cancel meetings outside of China.

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