The postponement of the event is necessary due to the impact of the new strain of coronavirus on travel, the organizers of the World Economic Forum noted.
It was decided to postpone the meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos due to the new strain of the coronavirus “Omicron” / illustrative photo REUTERS
The planned face-to-face meeting of the World Economic Forum at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos has been postponed due to an increase in the number of infections with a new variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus called Omicron.
This was announced by the organizers of the event, reports Radio Svoboda.
“The annual meeting was scheduled to take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 17 to 21 January 2022. It is now scheduled for early summer,” the organizers said in a statement released on December 20.
Instead, participants will join a series of sessions called “State of the World” that will bring world leaders online to discuss the world’s largest challenges.
Read alsoWorld Economic Forum canceled due to coronavirus“Despite the strict medical protocols for the meeting, the Omicron transfer and its impact on travel and mobility made a reprieve necessary,” organizers say.
The last face-to-face meeting of the Davos Forum took place in January 2020, just before the outbreak of coronavirus disease in Western Europe. This year’s January convention also took place online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will remind, on November 26, the World Health Organization qualified a new strain of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which was named “Omicron”, as causing concern. This variant was first discovered in early November in southern Africa.
On December 14, WHO announced that the Omicron strain is rapidly taking over the world.
According to the Medical Press, scientists from Hong Kong have proved that vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Coronavac will not help in resisting the new strain.
December 18 Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko said that the first strain of coronavirus “Omicron” was discovered in Ukraine.
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