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Facebook cancels conference while IBM pulls out of one due to coronavirus fears

1 month ago   |   By Fortune

Facebook and IBM are cancelling their tech conferences plans due to fears about coronavirus.
IBM said Friday that it will not attend the annual RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco later this month, citing concerns about its employees potentially catching the virus that has killed over 1,000 people and infected over 44,000 people globally.
“The health of IBMers continues to be our primary concern as we monitor upcoming events and travel relative to Novel Coronavirus ,” an IBM spokesperson told Fortune in an email. “As a result, we are cancelling our participation in this year's...
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IBM withdraws from RSA conference over coronavirus fears

1 month ago   |   By Reuters

International Business Machines Corp on Friday said it had canceled its participation in the RSA cyber security conference due to coronavirus-related concerns.
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San Francisco is setting up 15 public toilets and handwashing stations to...

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Coronavirus vaccines: What we know about testing and availability

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