Google IO 2020 isn’t going ahead at all because of coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak means Google IO 2020 won’t be happening at all now – Google had previously announced that there would be no physical event, but it has now confirmed that there won’t be a livestream or any digital event either.
“Out of concern for the health and safety of our developers, employees, and local communities – and in line with recent ‘shelter in place’ orders by the local Bay Area counties – we sadly will not be holding I/O in any capacity this year,” reads the message on the Google IO site.
“Right now, the most important thing all of us can do is focus our attention on helping people with the new challenges we all face.”
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The event had been due to take place on May 12-14 this year, but the global battle against COVID-19 has claimed numerous tech events over the last few months. Google has also just launched an official online coronavirus hub to provide a trustworthy source of information about the pandemic.