During the press conference he offered to the foreign media this Thursday, the President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, has attributed to his government part of the merit of the suspension of this year’s edition of the Mobile World Congress that he now associates with the coronavirus. , although he had given a different version of events last February.
This Thursday, to the question of whether he appreciates the cancellation of that event, the Catalan president stated that “it was one of those very difficult decisions to make, and there I think that GSA was very responsible for making that decision together with the partners, the Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona City Council, Fira de Barcelona. I think it was perhaps the first worldwide decision that an event like this be canceled and therefore, yes, I think it was a very good decision. “
Torra’s reaction in mid-February was different: “This fact was caused not by the Covid-19 epidemic, which has no registered cases in Catalonia, and which does not respond to any recommendation from the WHO, but because of what we now know as an infodemic or epidemic of the fear that disinformation has spread everywhere “. (Watch video declarations)