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The Davos Forum, which was to be held in Singapore this year, has been postponed to next year.

"Unfortunately, the tragic circumstances that are unfolding in many geographical areas, travel uncertainty, different speeds in immunization campaigns and uncertainty about new variants (of SARS-CoV-2) combined make it impossible for international leaders to meet. of businesses, governments and civil society from around the world, on the scale we planned, "the organizers said in a statement.

The Davos Forum or World Economic Forum, as it is officially called, has been canceled, organizers said, adding that the next one will take place in the first half of 2022. The exact time and place will be determined later, depending on how the situation evolved with the pandemic during the summer.

The Forum, originally scheduled for mid-May in Singapore, had already been postponed once after canceling its regular annual event in Davos, Switzerland.

In recent days, Singapore has announced the strictest restrictions it has imposed so far, after lifting the lockdown. The city-state Commerce Department said it was "fully aware of the challenges posed by the ongoing pandemic", especially in relation to a meeting of leaders from around the world.

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