Boris Johnson Cancels Republic Day Visit To India Over Covid Crisis In UK
Boris Johnson spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning (File)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his see to India, sources stated, hours after he revealed a fresh lockdown in the UK over the new strain of coronavirus that’s threatening to go out of control. Mr Johnson was to be the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day parade in New Delhi, which was likewise to be his first bilateral go to after the UK’s departure from the European Union in December. He had accepted the invitation last month.
” The prime minister spoke to Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi today, to reveal his regret that he will be unable to go to India later this month as prepared,” a representative from Downing Street was priced quote as stating by news company AFP.
Today, Mr Johnson’s government had actually revealed a total lockdown for the 56 million individuals in England, which might last until mid-February.
The steps were taken in the middle of a big spike in coronavirus cases which saw 80,00 0 fresh infection in 24 hours. If unchecked, the National Health Service will be overwhelmed, Mr Johnson had actually stated while making the statement.
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