Facebook Cancels F8 Developer Conference Due To Coronavirus Concerns

Facebook Inc shared that it has canceled its annual developer conference because of fears over the coronavirus outbreak.
 
Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, Facebook’s director of platform partnership. said "In place of the in-person F8 event, we’re planning other ways for our community to get together through a combo of locally hosted events, videos and live streamed content,"
 
 
 
Concerning coronavirus Microsoft Corp has also withdrawn a gaming conference that was scheduled for next month.
 
The Facebook annual developer conference, which attracted 5,000 people from around the world last year, was scheduled to be held on May 5 and 6 in San Jose, California.
 
Well, a person was detected positive in California with coronavirus infection on Wednesday. This brought the total number of cases in the United States to 15, as per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
The agency has warned of the possibility of a community spread of the coronavirus in the country.
 
In early Feb, The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the annual telecoms industry gathering, was also called off after a mass exodus by exhibitors concerning coronavirus outbreak. Reported hindustantimes.
 
Google has said that its developer conference is still planned for May 12 to May 14 as it monitors coronavirus developments.
 
The virus has now infected over 83,000 people around the globe, with the most cases in China.