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LG bows out of ISE on coronavirus concerns

Business impact of coronavirus spreads

LG had confirmed that they will not be attending ISE 2020 over an abundance of caution. Their official statement is as follows:

“As a multinational corporation, LG Electronics has been closely monitoring the situation related to the coronavirus, which was declared a global emergency by the World Health Organization as the virus continues to spread outside China. With the safety of the public in mind, LG has decided to withdraw from exhibiting at ISE 2020. This decision reduces the risk of exposing employees and customers to international travel which has already become much more restrictive as the virus continues to spread across more borders. From the perspective of LG Business Solutions USA, we understand that there may be disappointment about missing our amazing product assortment that would have been highlighted at ISE, but we are looking forward to sharing our latest innovations at InfoComm 2020 this summer.”

On January 29th, LG has  issued a ban for its employees, not allowing them to travel to China due to the Coronavirus.

The ban covers all of LG’s employees. From now on, employees will need to get special approval in advance, to travel to China.

LG is also requesting that all non-China based employees that are currently in China, return home immediately.

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