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Indian foreign minister self-isolates after Covid cases detected in G7 delegation

India’s foreign minister on Wednesday stated that he was self-isolating after two members of the nation’s delegation to the G7 conferences in London examined optimistic for coronavirus.

The face-to-face conferences in the UK capital started on Monday and are scheduled to finish on Wednesday. Representatives from G7 international locations akin to Canada, Germany and France are attending alongside Australia and India because the UK seeks to strengthen its ties throughout the Indo-Pacific area.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s exterior affairs minister, confirmed on Twitter that he was knowledgeable on Tuesday night that he had been uncovered to a doable Covid-19 case.

“As a measure of abundant caution and also out of consideration for others, I decided to conduct my engagements in the virtual mode,” he added. It is known that the remainder of the Indian delegation will self- isolate for the rest of the G7 conferences.

Jaishankar held a socially distanced assembly with UK dwelling secretary Priti Patel on Tuesday, the place two agreed on a “migration and mobility deal” which is able to present a “bespoke route” for younger professionals from India seeking to stay and work in the UK. He met Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, earlier this week.

“We deeply regret that foreign minister Jaishankar will be unable to attend the meeting today in person,” a senior UK diplomat stated. “(He) will now attend virtually, but this is exactly why we have put in place strict Covid protocols and daily testing.”

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