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Barcelona gears up for Mobile World Congress return

Barcelona, Jun 27 (EFE).- Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress is to reopen its doors on Monday after it was suspended last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event carries hopes of kickstarting a post-Covid economic recovery, although the sanitary crisis will still weigh down the event, as less than a third of the 100,000 visitors it welcomed in 2019 are expected to take part this year.

Some 700 companies will be present at the event, which was postponed from February due to the pandemic, while around 300 firms will participate in a virtual manner.

Among these 300 companies only digitally present are Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, Nokia and Xiaomi.

Attendees of the event, which runs until 1 July, must hold a negative PCR test result taken in the 72 hours prior to their visit and have to wear FFP2 face masks. EFE


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