August 17, 2022
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WHO chief warns over festive gatherings: ‘An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled’

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The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that holiday festivities would in many places lead to “increased cases, overwhelmed health systems and more deaths” and urged people to postpone gatherings.

“An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

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