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7.21am GMT

Morning, this is Aamna Mohdin taking over the blog from Martin Farrer.

LG has become the first major technology company to pull out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) due to take place in Barcelona over concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

LG Electronics is closely monitoring the situation related to the novel coronavirus outbreak, which was recently declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation, as the virus continues to spread outside China.

With the safety of its employees, partners and customers foremost in mind, LG has decided to withdraw from exhibiting and participating in MWC 2020 later this month in Barcelona, Spain.

7.11am GMT

That’s about it from me for today. I’m handing our rolling coverage to my colleague Aamna Mohdin. Thanks for joining me. Here are the main points from today so far:

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Source: The Guardian
Coronavirus live updates: China deaths pass 490 as 10 test positive on cruise ship in Japan – latest news