Coronavirus: The Indian delegation to the Group of Seven summit (G7 Summit) in London has been self-isolating as two of its members tested positive for COVID-19, the British government said on Wednesday.
A British official stated that two members of the Indian delegates tested positive for COVID-19 and hence the entire delegation was now self-isolating.
The official said that the meeting of the G7 Summit was enabled by a strict set of COVID-19 protocols. These included the daily testing of all delegates.
It is pertinent to mention that the Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has not tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Sky News reporter Joe Pike said on Twitter.
On Tuesday, Jaishankar was captured with British interior minister Priti Patel in a meeting. Joe Pike added that the delegation would be attempting to meet virtually.
Earlier, the British vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi had said that he was unaware of reports that delegates from G7 countries were self-isolating because of the COVID scare.
It may be recalled that India was not a G7 member but it was invited by Britain for this week’s summit. Likewise, Australia, South Africa, and South Korea were also invited.
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