World Economic Forum summit deferred as Omicron cases surge

New Delhi: The World Economic Forum (WEF) summit which was scheduled to be held at a Swiss mountain resort in Davos has been called off. The decision has been taken following a surge in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

According to a statement issued by the World Economic Forum, it annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, has been deferred in the light of continued uncertainty over Omicron outbreak. The meeting was scheduled to be organized in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland between January 17-21, 2022. The summit has been planned again for early summer.

The forum added participants will instead join a headline series of State of the World sessions bringing together global leaders online to focus on shaping solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

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