WHO director recommends you postpone holiday events amid Covid surge: 'Better than a life cancelled'

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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.

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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