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."