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GSMA Statement on Coronavirus

Misc News - Published on Wed, 05 Feb 2020

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The GSMA is continuing to monitor and assess the potential impact of the Coronavirus on its MWC20 events held annually in Barcelona, Shanghai and Los Angeles and as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences. The GSMA confirms that there have been no registration impacts on MWC Barcelona thus far and the upcoming MWC Barcelona event, 24-27 February 2020, will proceed as planned, across all venues at Fira Gran Via, Fira Montjuïc and La Farga L’Hospitalet, including YoMo and Four Years From Now

The GSMA is:
Carefully following and adhering to: The World Health Organisation’s recommendations, applicable Chinese government recommendations, Spanish health authority recommendations and police/health recommendations and protocols
Working with Fira de Barcelona to implement rigorous sanitizing and precautionary measures, and providing products throughout all venues and implementing other activities in line with recommendations from applicable agencies and partners
Responding to questions from exhibitors and attendees about MWC Barcelona (via GSMA account managers or the Customer Care Team)

Measures we are planning to implement at MWC will include, but not be limited to:
Increased cleaning and disinfection programme across all high-volume touchpoints, e.g. catering areas, surfaces, handrails, WCs, entrances/exits, public touch-screens, etc. along with the use of correct cleaning/sanitising materials and products
Increased onsite medical support
Awareness campaign via online and onsite info-share and signage
Availability of sanitising and disinfection materials for public use
Awareness and training to all staff and associates on standard personal preventative measures, e.g. personal hygiene, frequency of use of sanitising/disinfection products, etc.
Advice to exhibitors on implementing effective cleaning and disinfection of stands, offices along with guidance on personal hygiene measures and common preventive behaviour
Public health guidelines and advice communication to Barcelona hotels, public and private transport, restaurants and catering outlets, retail, etc. emergency-committee-regarding-the-outbreak-of-novel-coronavirus-(2019-ncov).

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Wed, 05 Feb 2020
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