- Xiaomi joins the list of tech companies to cancel on-ground events amid coronavirus outbreak
- The brand has already cancelled the launch of Redmi Note 9 series launch as the virus enters India
- Realme 6 series and Realme also had their product launch via online platforms yesterday
Manu Kumar Jain, MD, Xiaomi India announced that the brand has decided to not host any product launch on-ground events in March. This has been done with an eye on the “safety of fans, media friends, employees & partners”, as written by the 39-year old tech boss.
The number of events getting scraped or postponed due to the outbreak of coronavirus has been increasing. Jain took to social media to post a note signed by him which said that “Xiaomi is taking this decision with the objective of reducing exposure risk to Coronavirus Covid-19 for our Mi Fans, media friends, partners and Xiaomi employees.”
Realme 6 series and Realme band launch also held an online launch event yesterday, and expecting their sales to do well via online only purchase.
He also mentioned that “Xiaomi is operating out of abundant caution”.
This is keeping in mind safety of fans, media friends, employees & partners. I urge you all to stay safe. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SOdDZtSkmo
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) March 3, 2020
Coronavirus causing hindrances to various major events
The global business has indeed been affected since the outbreak of Coronavirus earlier in January. The virus first detected in China’s Wuhan city has led to the cancellation of several worldwide events including World Mobile Congress in Barcelona and the Geneva Motor Show. The International Boxing association also cancelled the European leg of its program on the other hand, the World Anti-Doping Agency scrapped its annual symposium.
Other major events include the Paris half-marathon, the cherry blossom festivals of Japan, the Baselworld watch fair, upcoming edition of Watches and Wonders Geneva. The Qatar MotoGP , the Art Basel show in Hong Kong, the Tokyo marathon and the Beijing auto show have also faced the corona wrath.