Tech companies aren’t going to show up in person at next month’s CES technology trade show because they’re worried about the spread of Covid-19.

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Tech companies aren’t going to show up in person at next month’s CES technology trade show because they’re worried about the spread of Covid-19.

AMD and MSI, two companies that make chips and PCs, are the last to leave.

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel, and Microsoft have already said that they won’t be there in person when the meeting is held.

It was hoped that January’s event, which is one of the most important shows for new consumer gadgets, would return to normal.

In January 2021, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which runs the Las Vegas show, said it was “not safe” to have “tens of thousands of people” together at the same time.

This January, the in-person conference will be back, but with health precautions like proof of vaccination, wearing a mask, and getting a Covid test on-site.

As a result, many companies are reconsidering whether or not it makes sense to send employees to trade shows in person.

Reports say that smartphone brand OnePlus has also canceled an event in Las Vegas that was supposed to happen at the same time as the CES trade show.

AMD and OnePlus didn’t say why they changed their plans, but MSI did, citing the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

Workers, customers, and fans are “the most important thing to us,” says a spokesman.

“So, we won’t be there in person at CES 2022, but we’ll be there online with our online product launch.” AMD has also said that it will be able to go to the event from home.