Novel coronavirus pneumonia confirmed in the United States has reached 60 cases on the 26 day, and the impact of the epidemic has spread to the US technology companies. Recently, Microsoft and Facebook announced the cancellation of large-scale meetings to be held in March and may, respectively.
Facebook said on the same day that it would cancel its annual Developer Conference for fear of an outbreak, Reuters reported Tuesday. Konstantinos papamiltiadis, director of Facebooks collaboration platform, said: in place of the original F8 event, we will hold meetings through a combination of local events, video and real-time streaming content.
Facebooks developers conference attracted 5000 people from all over the world in 2019, and this years conference was scheduled to be held in San Jose, California, from May 5 to 6.
In addition, Microsoft also cancelled the game conference planned to be held in March, and changed it to only hold online activities from March 16 to 18.
At the beginning of this month, due to concerns about the epidemic, after the large-scale withdrawal of exhibitors, the annual telecom industry gathering world mobile communication conference (MWC) was cancelled. In addition, at & T company, Verizon communication company and IBM, the international business machine company, all withdrew from the RSA network security conference scheduled to be held in San Francisco from February 24 to 28.
As of 26, novel coronavirus pneumonia was diagnosed in 60 cases in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first possible case of new coronavirus in the U.S. community-based transmission. Novel coronavirus pneumonia seems to be absent from Chinas travel history and has not yet been exposed to another case of newly diagnosed crown pneumonia. The CDC has also issued a warning that Americans should be alert to the community transmission of the new crown epidemic in their own countries and be prepared for serious disruption in their daily lives.
The new crown epidemic forced FB to cancel the annual developer conference, which was scheduled to be held in May
On February 28th, novel coronavirus Facebook announced that the company decided to cancel the F8 developer conference in May this year, according to foreign media reports, local social media giant announced on Thursday. At the same time, software giant Microsoft decided to withdraw from the game developers conference in San Francisco in March for the same reason.