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Tuesday, 25 January 2022 06:04 GMT

WTO delays MC12 by reason of new coronavirus variant, flight measures


(MENAFN) The World Trade Organization (WTO) broadcasted the rescheduling of its 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) because of the increase of new COVID-19 variant in many nations.

A pandemic of a mainly infectious strain of the COVID-19 virus forced administrations to put flight measures that stopped many ministers from going to Geneva.

The MC12 was planned to be from Tuesday to Friday in Geneva, while there is no dead line for the postponement of the session.

The World Health Organization (WHO) detect the newest variant B.1.1.529 of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa, as a "Variant of Concern," and urged nations to improve studying and sequencing labors.

In accordance to the ruler of the WTO General Council, Dacio Castillo "Given these unfortunate developments and the uncertainty that they cause, we see no alternative but to propose to postpone the Ministerial Conference and reconvene it as soon as possible when conditions allow."

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