The COVID-19 virus has mutated again. The Omicron variety was discovered in November 2021 in South Africa and is already sweeping the globe.
It is a more lethal COVID-19 virus with more severe symptoms. Despite the global Omicron rise, the Barcelona-based Mobile World Congress (MWC) will not begin until later this year.
John Hoffman, CEO of the GSMA, which organises MWC, said the event will be held to a higher health standard to ensure attendees’ safety.
He also added that health experts, scientists, and the government will help MWC 2022 so that people can “convene safely” this year. Currently, about 1500 people from 150 countries are planned to attend.
MWC is one of the largest tech expos where firms exhibit their latest advances. It has previously drew over 100,000 people worldwide. While it is a favourite among aficionados, COVID-19 issues have recently surfaced.
The GSMA postponed the event in 2020 owing to the pandemic, but not this year.