LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris John Onson has recalled his trip to India amid growing cases of coronavirus in the country.
Եւ The British նդ Indian government said on Monday that “in the current context of the coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris John Onson will not be able to travel to India next week” as planned.
The two governments have said they plan to meet in person later this month, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking later this month.
The long-planned trip would be John Onson’s first overseas visit more than a year before the onset of the coronavirus. It was originally planned for January, but was delayed as infections rose in Britain.
India on Monday reported 273,810 new infections, the highest increase since the epidemic began today, and now reports more than 15 million infections, second only to the United States.
The Ministry of Health also reported that 1,619 deaths from COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 178,769. India has the fourth highest number of deaths after the United States, Brazil and Mexico. Although with almost 1.4 billion people, it has a much larger population than any of these countries.
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