Coronavirus MWC risk

MWC 2020 and Wuhan coronavirus: danger of infection?

Coronavirus MWC risk

First of all, don't panic. Wuhan's coronavirus (named after the city in which it originated) is very dangerous but WHO has not yet declared it a global emergency. That means that no worldwide pandemic is caused by Plague Inc., all calm.

However, before the imminent MWC 2020 arrival in Barcelona from next February 24 to 27 In this same year, you may wonder how dangerous it is to celebrate this event. This concern has spread among most people who will attend the event but also among the inhabitants of Barcelona.

Is there a risk of transmission of the coronavirus 2019-nCoV in the MWC?

One of the concerns is the possibility of contagion of this virus. And yes, there is a risk that while not high, is latent. If you want to inform yourself about the coronavirus we recommend this video.

The virus has a incubation period between 3 and 7 days, with a maximum of 14. And, for more inri, it can be spread during incubation. That is why many people with the virus may not be aware of it. In fact, before quarantining the city of Wuhan some people may have left the area with the virus in their body. That is the reason why there are currently cases of this virus in all the provinces of China and other parts of the world.

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV may cause Pneumone with symptoms such as high fever, dry cough, headache and shortness of breath. However, some patients are recovering and in countries where hygiene measures are high, the chances of infection are reduced. Not everything is lost!

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Even so, the MWC of 2020 is the largest mobility event in the world and not only mobile: 5G networks, taxis, connections, operators, etc. There thousands of companies from all over the world and hundreds of thousands of people congregate, with a special participation of people from China. That is where the risk increases.

Despite this, the current quarantine of the city where the virus originated and the incubation time of the virus can cause, by then, the possibilities or risk of the coronavirus reaching Spain being even lower (or higher). It is also possible that by then there is already a possible cure or ways to combat it. At this time there are still unknowns to clear how to know exactly how it is spread since it has been confirmed that it does not do it by air, although s by saliva.

What measures will the GSMA take in # MWC20?

The GSMA, the event's organizing company, has clarified on Reuters that they will continue with the 2020 MWC as planned. Despite this, they have confirmed that adopt all indications of WHO (World Health Organization) and that will closely monitor the evolution of the virus in case the event should be canceled.

The GSMA has confirmed that establishing a medical unit in the event and that the maximum precautions in l. There will be no more distributing masks among the attendees as a precaution and that will reduce the risk of infection to a minimum. If they distribute backpacks, it will be difficult for them to distribute masks.

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But the problem is not only being among those attending the event, because all the people who come from China circulate freely in Barcelona during the days of the event in coffee makers, the subway with poor ventilation, etc. That is where we should also be careful.

I honestly do not believe that the MWC will represent a serious problem for the expansion of the coronavirus in Spain but I am aware of the risk involved and It will not be uncommon to see that another case or possible case of the coronavirus 1 or 2 weeks after the event. Hopefully, as until now in Spain, they are only suspicions. In this map you can follow the progress of the coronavirus throughout the world. It is to worry, but not to be alarmed.

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