WTO postpones meeting over Omicron variant

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has postponed its first ministerial meeting in four years due to the new Omicron Covid-19 variant.

Ministers from more than 160 WTO members were due to meet next week in the Swiss city of Geneva for an event seen as a test of the body's relevance.

WTO members reportedly took the decision at an urgent meeting held tonight.


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