By James Pero For Dailymail.com
Published: 23:02 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 23:02 GMT, 3 March 2020
Google is the latest tech company to scrap major event plans as fears over the spread of novel coronavirus escalate.
The company announced that its annual in-person I/O conference, which showcases its latest software advances, is being cancelled more than two months before it's slated to take place.
'Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical Google I/O event at Shoreline Amphitheatre,' wrote the company in a statement.
The company is reportedly looking into an 'alternative format' for the conference.
Google has cancelled one of its biggest annual conferences, the I/0 conference, due to the threat of coronavirus (stock)
Google says that those who purchased tickets for the event, which was slated to take place between May 12th to the 14th, will be refunded by March 13 at the latest.
The conference is among the biggest events for Google every year and usual ushers in