URGENT: WTO delays ministerial meeting due to COVID variant fears

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The World Trade Organization has decided to indefinitely postpone its ministerial meeting set to open next week after Switzerland tightened entry restrictions in response to the emergence of a new coronavirus variant, an official familiar with the matter said Friday. The four-day meeting was scheduled to open Tuesday in Geneva. It would have been the world trade body's first ministerial talks in four years.

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