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2/14, 8:51 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Facebook scraps summit over virus concerns

Facebook Inc. will call off this year's Global Marketing Summit because of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) "public health risks," the company told the San Francisco Chronicle.

The event was scheduled for March 9-12 and was to be held in Moscone Center in San Francisco with 5,000 attendees expected. Facebook informed the San Francisco Travel Association that it still plans to hold the events in the future.

On Wednesday, Mobile World Congress was canceled by the GSM Association over coronavirus worries.

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