Digital Innovators’ Summit presented by FIPP and VDZ scheduled to be held from 24 to 25 March 2020 in Berlin, Germany will go ahead as planned. A notice titled ‘Position statement on Coronavirus Outbreak for DIS 2020’ said, “We are actively and continuously monitoring the situation around Covid-19 Coronavirus and we wish to express our sympathies to all those around the world who have been affected. We are paying extremely close attention to the guidelines being issued by the WHO, by the European Union and the German government.
“Currently, the German Federal Health Ministry advises travellers to steer clear of heavily impacted areas, which does not include Germany, and to exercise the same kinds of preventive measures they’d use to avoid influenza and other illnesses – i.e. frequent hand washing.
“We would ask everyone that is attending the DIS to consider whether they might be affected by any quarantine measures before starting their journey. If you are showing any symptoms of flu-like illness, then we would ask you to respect your fellow attendees and give the event a miss this time.”