Google cancels its event for the year given the deadly coronavirus outbreak which has created havoc in the whole world.
Coronavirus threat compels Google to cancel I/O Developer Conference
The coronavirus has brought about a scary stance globally when the most significant events and conferences are being canceled. Various nations have imposed travel restrictions to avoid the consequences of the most considerable pandemic disease of the century as declared by the experts.
I/O conference website updated with the details
Google announced that the I/O Developer conference to be held in San Francisco is called off. The company issued a statement
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Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and by health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical Google I/O event,
Google Looking to engage the developers who registered for the event
The company is currently figuring out how to make the participation of the developer audience in the wake of the canceled event.
Customers to get a refund
The company plans to refund the entire ticket amount to the people who have purchased the ticket, and the amount will be refunded by March 13. The customers who bought the ticket for the event in 2020 will not need to register for the 2021 event.
Coronavirus outbreak impacts major events
As the scare of the coronavirus increases every day, most of the significant-tech events lined up for the year are being canceled. The event is another inline being canceled after MWC was called off earlier this year. Coronavirus has imposed a major threat in the world. And the biggest organizations have released travel advisories for their employees to not travel to the countries highly impacted by a coronavirus.
Massive Setback for Global Tech Industry
As the virus that started in Wuhan China is now spreading rapidly across various continents, the countries are playing extremely cautious travel security and safety strategies. The WHO has already released a lot of advisory and guidelines for the same.
Facebook also canceled its two significant conferences. Moreover, Microsoft and Apple have already indicated that Wuhan coronavirus can impact sales this year.