Cloud giant Oracle joins the growing list of tech giants who are canceling major events because of the coronavirus outbreak. Oracle’s flagship, OpenWorld Asia event, which was supposed to happen in April 2020 in Singapore, has been postponed.
A company spokesperson said: “In the light of the 'COVID-19' outbreak and the recent pronouncement of a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation, we are postponing Oracle OpenWorld Asia.”
Several major tech giants like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have canceled their events. Google canceled its Global News Initiative' summit in northern California, while Facebook announced that it is calling off its f8 developer conference which was scheduled for May and Microsoft’s 'IoT in Action' conference in Melbourne was also canceled amidst the deadly virus outbreak.
Throughout the world, companies are either calling off major events or switching to virtual sessions. Recently, Amazon had confirmed that two of its employees are infected with coronavirus in Italy and another Google employee in Switzerland also tested positive for the same.
Amazon is now banning all unwanted travel, even trips within the US and the company recently asked its employees to refrain from scheduling meetings that require flight travel at least till the end of April. As of now, the death toll of the novel coronavirus in China has risen to 2,943 according to the authorities.
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