Being with family and friends at Christmas “is not worth putting them or yourself at risk,” the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, urged people to think about whether travelling during the festive period is necessary.
Experts also warned that there could be issues in relation to ski resorts.
Dr Tedros said: “We all need to consider whose life we might be gambling with in the decisions we make.
“Covid-19 pandemic will change the way we celebrate but it doesn’t mean that we can’t celebrate. We still can celebrate.”
He warned that “this is no time for complacency,” despite coming after last week seeing the first decline in newly-reported cases globally since September.
Dr Tedros said this was due to a decrease in Europe thanks to “difficult but