The world’s largest mobile event, MWC 2021, goes ahead with a personal event in June, despite the risks that may make it turn into an event to spread the Coronavirus.
Usually more than 100,000 people attend MWC“These numbers are being reduced this year,” says John Hoffman, CEO of the GSM Association that organizes the event.
He told Hoffman Site Mobile World Live says it expects about 50,000 people to travel to Barcelona, interact with each other and locals, and then return home.
It says Security and safety page For MWC 2021: Organizers control crowd density and order masks.
Hoffman said: He does not expect all of the attendees to be vaccinated against the Corona virus, and added: Our view is that it would be great if the world was vaccinated, but we cannot rely on that in 2021.
Instead, the group requires all attendees to take a coronavirus test with a negative result within 72 hours of arrival.
It is noteworthy that the test is not a sufficient way to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, especially when the tests are performed much earlier.
A person can easily get a negative test result, catch the virus on the way to MWC 2021, and spread the disease upon arrival.
(Peter Diamandis) Peter Diamandis, founder of the nonprofit organization XPrize, relied on the test to hold a personal conference in California with fewer than 100 people in January, but there was no quarantine requirement, no mask was imposed, and dozens of people tested positive for the virus. .
Large meetings and events, especially when related to international travel, can be fertile ground for Coronavirus infection.
Hundreds of thousands of coronavirus cases have been linked to the Boston Biotechnology Conference at the start of the pandemic.
Holding a major event not only puts attendees at risk, but also people who live in the area where the event is taking place.
The GSM Association fought against canceling its 2020 exhibition, which had been scheduled for last February, at a time when the Coronavirus had emerged as a global problem.
And it required major brands such as: LG, Amazon and Sony, to withdraw from the group to cancel the event.
Coronavirus remains a major threat worldwide, and the average number of new cases in Spain is currently around 12,000 and 400 deaths per day.