Boris Johnson cancels Republic Day visit to India over COVID-19 crisis in U.K.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express his regret over not being able to visit India as planned for Republic Day on January 26 due to the growing crisis created by the new variant of coronavirus.
Johnson has indicated that his India visit would take place during the first half of this year and before the G7 summit presided over by the United Kingdom, planned for later this year.
“The prime minister spoke to Prime Minister Modi this morning, to express his regret that he will be unable to visit India later this month as planned,” a Downing Street spokesperson said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today cancelled a planned trip to India later this month, citing the need to oversee the pandemic response at home:
UK PM Boris Johnson was to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.
PM Boris Johnson was supposed to be the Chief Guest of India’s Republic Day celebrations at behest of invite from PM Modi.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on January 5 cancelled a planned trip to India later this month, citing the need to oversee the pandemic response at home.
The announcement comes a day after the UK prime minister announced a lockdown in England in light of rising COVID-19 cases.
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