(Reuters) – Apple Inc <AAPL.O> is pulling out of this month’s South by Southwest music and tech festival amid the coronavirus outbreak, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.
The U.S. death toll from coronavirus infections rose to 11 on Wednesday and California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency amid the nation’s largest outbreak.
Facebook Inc <FB.O> had said earlier this week it would not participate in the festival.
Representatives of the event did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The South by Southwest music and tech festival, set to be held in Austin, Texas, had said last