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LG pulls out of MWC
The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, has one prominent exhibitor less: Korea-based electronics giant LG Electronics has issued a statement that the company is withdrawing from exhibiting and participating in MWC 2020 due to the new coronavirus outbreak. "This decision removes the risk of exposing hundreds of LG employees to international travel which has already become more restrictive as the virus continues to spread across borders", the company states. In lieu of its participation in MWC, LG will be holding separate events in the near future to announce its 2020 mobile products. Meanwhile, the GSMA as organiser will continue to monitor and assess the potential impact of the coronavirus on MWC Barcelona 2020. The organiser confirms that the impact on the event thus far has been minimal and the event will go ahead as planned from February 24 to 27, 2020 across all venues at Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L'Hospitalet, including YoMo and Four Years From Now (4YFN).