Wednesday, 05 February 2020 12:02

GSMA boosts coronavirus precautions at MWC Barcelona

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Mobile industry body GSMA has expanded the precautions to limit the potential spread of coronavirus at the huge MWC Barcelona event taking place later this month.

Earlier this week, GSMA said coronavirus concerns had not affected registrations for MWC Barcelona.

But the organisers said "we strongly urge exhibitors and attendees to implement appropriate guidelines and protocols as suggested by the WHO and other health authorities to contain and mitigate against any further spread of the virus."

GSMA said it would implement a number of measures itself, including increased cleaning and disinfection, increased onsite medical support, and an awareness campaign.

It has now announced further measures, including:

• Installing new signage onsite reminding attendees of hygiene recommendations

• Implementing a mic change protocol in production for speakers

• Communicating advice to all attendees to adopt a ‘no-handshake policy’

In a written statement, GSMA said it "is building on its existing plans to protect the health of our attendees, clients and staff at MWC Barcelona. GSMA colleagues around the world are taking strong measures to contain and lessen any further spread of the virus. These measures include adhering to advice from the WHO and other health authorities, respecting travel restrictions where they exist, arriving early in Spain to allow time for self-quarantine and ensuring access to masks."

 

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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