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World Economic Forum Postpones January Davos Meeting on Omicron

  • Forum last hosted annual meeting in Davos in January 2020
  • Switzerland introduced tighter curbs Monday after omicron
The Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, in 2020. 

The Congress Center ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, in 2020. 

Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The World Economic Forum postponed its annual meeting in Davos next month, thwarted for a second year by the fresh waves of coronavirus across Switzerland and the globe. 

Having intended to hold the meeting Jan. 17-21, the Forum said in a statement that “continued uncertainty” over the omicron variant had forced a rethink and it now planned to host the meeting in early summer.