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Google cancels I/O developer conference amid coronavirus fears
Google has cancelled I/O, its annual developer conference, citing coronavirus concerns. The tech giant has sent out an email to all attendees informing them of the decision. I/O 2020 was set to be held from May 12th to the 14th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. According to the email, all guests will receive a refund by March 13th, and will be automatically granted an option to purchase a I/O 2021 ticket. "Due to"Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical Google I/O event at Shoreline Amphitheatre," the email states.
The NFL has made its first significant move in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The league on Thursday canceled its annual meeting, which was to be held in Palm Beach, Florida, from March 29-April 1 amid concerns about coronavirus.
The next meeting is scheduled to be held May 19-20 in Marina del Rey, California, and will be the forum in which owners discuss and vote on proposed rule changes.
Google cancels developers gathering due to coronavirus
Google on Tuesday cancelled its major annual gathering of software developers amid concerns over the deadly coronavirus. "Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), we've decided to cancel this year's physical event at Shoreline Amphitheatre," a Google statement said.The internet giant said it nixed the festival-like event Google I/O event scheduled for May a short distance from the "Googleplex" in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View.
The NFL earlier on Thursday said that it was continue with the March 18 start of the new league year, which includes the opening of free agency, as planned. Spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement that the league "will continue to closely monitor developments, consult with leading experts, and be prepared to make any changes necessary as circumstances warrant."
Earlier in the day,and suspended travel. .
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'PUBG Mobile' World and Americas Pro leagues have been postponed
PUBG Corporation and Tencent decided to turn the PUBG Mobile Pro League South Asia tournament into an online-only affair due to the coronavirus outbreak. The companies are taking a different approach for the Pro League Americas and World League events, though, postponing them until later in the year. "The health of our players, staff and contractors are our highest priority. While we're saddened to postpone our tournament, we're dedicated toThis news isn't surprising, of course. EA and Blizzard have already cancelled esports events to help avoid spreading the COVID-19 virus.
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India closes Taj Mahal to visitors over coronavirus fears .
India will close the iconic Taj Mahal to visitors from Tuesday as part of measures to try and combat the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism ministry said on Monday. "All ticketed monuments and all other museums have been directed to be closed until March 31," Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel tweeted late Monday.
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