Indian G7 Delegates Test Positive for COVID Ahead of Summit

India’s delegates to the Group of Seven meeting are now under a 10-day isolation period after two members tested positive for Covid-19, on Wednesday.

Indian foreign minister Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said, “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,” on Twitter.

The minister also posted a picture of him participating in the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting virtually.

Meanwhile, a British official has confirmed that the two delegates tested positive and also said, “The meeting had been enabled by a strict set of COVID protocols, including daily testing of all delegates.”

The United Kingdom is hosting the three-day summit, and India was invited as a guest, along with South Korea, South Africa and Australia.

The meeting comes before the scheduled G7 main summit in June.

This amidst a continuing surge in Covid-19 cases in India which has now reached over 20 million cases.

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