By Kim Richters
Deutsche Telekom AG said Wednesday that it won't be attending this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona due to the coronavirus outbreak, adding to a list of companies that have pulled out of the conference.
"The health of our employees and of everyone who is our guest at MWC comes first," the company said in a statement.
Chief Executive Tim Hoettges added that because of the continuing spread of the coronavirus "large crowds of people pose a particular risk." He would "consider it irresponsible to take this risk," he said.
The German telecoms company's withdrawal from the event comes after several other companies--such as Nokia Corp. and STMicroelectronics NV--pulled out.
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