Indian delegates test positive for Covid-19 at London G7 meeting

London, May 5 (EFE).- The Indian delegation taking part in the G7 meeting in London will isolate after two members tested positive for Covid-19, UK media reported.

While India does not form part of the G7, which comprises seven of the richest countries in the world, it was invited as a guest for the meeting of foreign ministers at Lancaster House in London, where delegates are discussing a wide range of topics from global affairs to vaccine distribution.

After the two positive cases in the delegation were revealed, Indian foreign minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar tweeted: “Was made aware yesterday evening of exposure to possible Covid positive cases.

“As a measure of abundant caution and also out of consideration for others, I decided to conduct my engagements in the virtual mode. That will be the case with the G7 Meeting today as well.”

This is the first G7 meeting to take place in person in more than two years due to the pandemic. The meeting paves the way for a leaders summit due to be held in Cornwall, England, in June.

On the first day of the meeting, representatives of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the European Union discussed cooperation with China, climate change, Russia’s military movement on the border of Ukraine, the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the coup in Myanmar.EFE


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