India was among several other countries, including South Africa and Australia, who were invited to a G7 meeting ahead of the summit next month. But reports reveal at least two cases of coronavirus have been detected among the Indian delegation who are now self-isolating and will attend meetings virtually. Vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi was grilled over the development during his Sky News interview on early Wednesday morning but admitted it was “news to him”.
Sky News’ political correspondent Joe Pike wrote on Twitter: “Hearing there is a COVID scare amongst India’s G7 delegates. Foreign Office keeping tight-lipped about who or where.
“India not a member of G7 but they are attending and there is Indian delegation in London.
“Nadhim Zahawi told @skynews this morning it was ‘news to me’.”
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