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COVID: Better to cancel Christmas events than grieve later, warns WHO chief amid Omicron spread

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COVID: Better to cancel Christmas events than grieve later, warns WHO chief amid Omicron spread

COVID: Better to cancel Christmas events than grieve later, warns WHO chief amid Omicron spread

"An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday, highlighting data suggesting Omicron spreads "significantly faster" than the Delta variant.


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