Huawei announces postponement of HDC.Cloud developer conference due to New Coronary Virus Outbreak in Wuhan

Huawei has announced a major developer conference because of security concerns for the new coronavirus that is currently erupting in Wuhan, China,media reported. According to the campaign website, HDC. Cloud 2020 was originally scheduled to take place in Shenzhen from February 11 to 12, but has now been postponed until March 27-28 and will be broadcast live online.

Huawei announces postponement of HDC.Cloud developer conference due to New Coronary Virus Outbreak in Wuhan

Huawei announces postponement of HDC.Cloud developer conference due to New Coronary Virus Outbreak in Wuhan

So far, 17 people have been confirmed dead from the SARS-like virus.

It is understood that the conference is enterprise-centric, Huawei for IT developers to hold a large-scale event. “Huawei Developer Conference 2020 (Cloud) is Huawei’s annual flagship event for global developers in the ICT (Information and Communications) sector,” Huawei wrote on its website. The purpose of the conference is to build a global platform for communication and practice, to open up Huawei’s 30 years of accumulated ICT technology and capabilities, to ‘Yu Peng and Teng’ hard core twin engines, to provide developers with power to change the world, it is impossible to become possible. “

It seems unlikely that Huawei will be the last Chinese company to change the schedule of upcoming events, as the situation in Wuhan is getting tougher. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou warned employees not to travel to mainland China during the Spring Festival, Reuters reported. As of Thursday morning, the city of Wuhan, which has more than 11 million residents, was under lockdown and the airport and train station were closed, pending further notice of when it would reopen.

It is unclear how effective such a blockade will be. “As far as I know, trying to control a city of 11 million people is a new subject for science,” Gauden Galea, WHO’s representative in China, told The Associated Press today. At this stage, we can’t say it will work or it won’t work. “