The planned World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos has been postponed due to surging cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The annual meeting that had been due to take place in January has been deferred until mid-2022.
The event, a meeting point for the world's business and political leaders, has been postponed in light of continued uncertainty over the Omicron outbreak, the organisers said on Monday.
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.
January’s planned Annual Meeting will be deferred to later in 2022 https://t.co/eUI8Ea4TeL— World Economic Forum (@wef) December 20, 2021