Briefly: A number of tech leaders together with Amazon, Meta and Twitter have already bailed on the in-person facet of subsequent month’s Client Electronics Present in Las Vegas over considerations surrounding the Omicron variant of Covid-19. Now, we will add Lenovo to the rising checklist of firms that received’t have a bodily presence at CES.

A Lenovo spokesperson advised TechCrunch that after carefully monitoring tendencies surrounding Covid, they imagine it’s in the very best curiosity of the well being and security of workers, clients, companions and the group basically to droop all on-site exercise deliberate for Las Vegas.

Lenovo’s new know-how remains to be scheduled to launch as initially deliberate on January 4 and January 5, the spokesperson added.

The Client Tech Affiliation, the organizing physique of CES, reiterated on Tuesday that CES 2022 will probably be in individual in Las Vegas from January 5 by January 8. There will probably be “robust security measures” in place, we’re advised, which incorporates displaying proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend the in-person gathering.

CES 2022 may even have a digital part for these that may’t / aren’t prepared to make the journey out to the desert.

With the vacations upon us and New Yr’s celebrations coming per week later, the virus scenario is probably going solely to worsen earlier than it improves. If we needed to guess, Lenovo received’t be the final main participant to tug out of in-person actions at CES. What we don’t but know is when or if the CTA will shut down your complete bodily occasion.

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