BORIS Johnson has cancelled his journey to India to deal with the pandemic at residence.
The PM was as a consequence of head to New Delhi later this month to debate commerce, and relations between the nations, however it is going to now be bumped to later within the yr.
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Boris Johnson has cancelled his journey to India this month to deal with the coronavirus pandemic at residence
In a name with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday he “expressed his remorse” at not with the ability to go to.
A Downing Avenue spokesperson mentioned: “In gentle of the nationwide lockdown introduced final evening, and the pace at which the brand new coronavirus variant is spreading, the Prime Minister mentioned that it was essential for him to stay within the UK so he can deal with the home response to the virus.
“The leaders underlined their shared dedication to the bilateral relationship, and to persevering with to construct on the shut collaboration between our nations – together with in response to the pandemic.”
Downing Avenue mentioned they hoped the rearranged go to could be “within the first half of 2021” and forward of the G7 Summit which takes place within the UK later this yr.
It comes after the PM warned that just about 1.2million Brits are contaminated with Covid.
Official knowledge reveals one in 50 individuals in England has the killer virus — and 26,467 are being handled for it in hospital.
However, in a optimistic step, the PM said 1.3 million Brits have already been vaccinated — together with 1 / 4 of all over-80s.
He additionally revealed the primary mass vaccination centres will open subsequent week as a part of a Covid jab blitz.
In a name with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Boris ‘expressed his remorse’ at not with the ability to go to
As International Secretary Mr Johnson met with Modi in New Delhi in 2017
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