The GSMA, the organiser of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), has issued comprehensive safeguards on growing concerns about coronaviruses,media outlet TechCrunch reported. After the withdrawal of a number of well-known companies such as ZTE, LG, Nvidia and Ericsson, the company has released a new list that includes a ban on visitors from Hubei province.
According to GSMA CEO John Hoffman:
All travellers from Hubei Province will be banned from participating in the event
All travellers to China are required to present proof that they have left China 14 days before the event (passport stamp, health certificate)
Conducting temperature screening
Participants need to self-prove that they are not in contact with infected people.
Hoffman added that organizers would increase disinfection programs around the site and introduce a “no handshake policy.” About 5,000-6,000 people from China attend the show each year, about 5 to 6 percent of the visitors, the organization said.
“The Catalan health system is ready to detect and treat coronaviruses in order to respond in the most appropriate way, and those attending the MWC in Barcelona must be aware of this,” the GSMA statement quoted Alba Verg?s, head of the Catalan health agency, as saying. “