Mayor Walsh formally asks Sony to reconsider pulling out of PAX East gaming showcase

BOSTON — The Mayor of Boston has formally requested the Sony Corporation to reconsider its decision to pull out of an upcoming g

Mayor Marty Walsh sent a letter to Kenichiro Yoshida, Sony's president and chief executive officer, Friday after the entertainment giant announced Wednesday that it would be canceling its appearance at PAX East while citing fears about exposure to COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

"We felt this was the safest option as the situation is changing daily," company officials wrote in a statement posted Wednesday. "We are disappointed to cancel our participation in this event, but the health and safety of our global workforce is our highest concern."

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