According to foreign media reports,Huawei has announced a postponement of a major developers conference due to security concerns about the new coronavirus that is currently breaking out in Wuhan, China.According to the event website, hdc.cloud 2020 was originally planned to be held in Shenzhen from February 11 to 12, but now it is postponed to March 27 to 28, and will be presented live online.
So far, 17 people have been confirmed to have died of the SARS like virus.
It seems unlikely that Huawei will be the last Chinese company to change the upcoming agenda, as the situation in Wuhan is becoming more and more serious. Foxconn CEO Terry Gou warned employees not to travel to mainland China during the Spring Festival, Reuters reported. As of Thursday morning, the city of Wuhan, with more than 11 million residents, was in a state of blockade, with airports and railway stations closed, and further notice of when to reopen will be needed.
It is not clear how effective this blockade will be. "As far as I know, trying to control a city of 11 million people is a new topic for science," gauden galea, who representative in China, told the associated press today. "This is an unprecedented public health measure. At this stage, we cannot say that it will or will not work. "