The World Health Organisation's director-general recommended on Monday that people cancel or postpone their holiday events as the new Omicron variant drives a spike in Covid-19 cases.
"An event canceled is better than a life canceled," Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference.
He added: "It's better to cancel now and celebrate later, than to celebrate now and grieve later."
The director-general's comments come as the Omicron variant spreads across the world at a rapid pace, breaking records in several countries, Insider's Marianne Guenot previously reported.
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