efe-epaBarcelona, Spain

The organisers of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, GSMA, announced the cancellation of the fair after the withdrawal of a large number of exhibitors in fear of the coronavirus.

"With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled MWC Barcelona 2020 because the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event," John Hoffman, GSMA CEO, said in a statement.