UK PM Boris Johnson cancels trip to India due to coronavirus worries

Johnson had already postponed the trip once from January, when Covid-19 infections were high in Britain

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday cancelled a planned trip to India, scheduled to take place next week, due to the current coronavirus situation in India, Johnson's office said.

Johnson had already postponed the trip once from January, when COVID-19 infections were high in Britain. Infections in India are currently surging as the country endures a second wave of the virus.

"In the light of the current coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week," a joint statement from the British and Indian government, released by Johnson's office, said.

"Instead, Prime

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First Published: Apr 19 2021 | 2:41 PM IST

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