While the public health risk posed by the virus remains relatively uncertain, travel restrictions continue to take effect, leaving many conferences without their typical international audience. Many companies are also worried about providing a gathering place for the virus to potentially spread in the coming months.
Along with multiple film premieres and theatrical releases in China, major events have also been canceled, like Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference, previously scheduled for May 5-6. Facebook canceled the event on Friday citing “growing concerns” about the safety of its multinational guest list. In place of the planned San Jose, California conference, Facebook said it will distribute videos and discussion livestreams.
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