Two of Indian Foreign Minister S Jayashankar’s Traveling companion, who was in the UK to attend a G-7 foreign ministers’ meeting, have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection. He is no longer meeting directly with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. He will have to hold the meeting of the alliance online.
Citing several reports on Wednesday, India’s private television channel NDTV reported that the two traveling companions of the foreign minister were positive.
In a tweet, Jayashankar also said that he would take part in online meetings as an additional precaution.
Jayashankar arrived in London on Monday to take part in a meeting with the foreign and development ministers of the G-7 alliance.
He was scheduled to meet with Dominic Rabb on Thursday. Now this meeting will be held online.
The Indian foreign minister tweeted, “I came across the possibility of people coming in contact with a potentially positive person last evening.” Considering the precautionary measures and others, I have decided to do all my activities in virtual mode. I will also be online for G-7 meetings. ‘
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.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) May 5, 2021
The G-7 countries are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom. Representatives of the countries are taking part in the conference for the first time directly in the Corona epidemic. It is also the first meeting of G7 ministers since the start of the Corona epidemic. This time the staff participating in the conference are being tested for corona every day.
There is a special place for corona test. Corona of 50 people per hour can be tested there. In addition, the guests must obey the rules of social distance throughout the conference. Special measures have also been taken to maintain distance. The number of guests at this year’s conference has also been reduced to reduce the risk of corona.