This comes amid a surge in cases in the UK due to the rapid spread of the mutant coronavirus strain
Boris Johnson | Britain
Last Updated at January 6, 2021 01:39 IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday cancelled a planned trip to India later this month, citing the need to oversee the pandemic response at home.
“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 spokeswoman said.
“In light of the national lockdown announced last night, and the speed at which the new coronavirus variant is spreading, the prime minister said that it was important for him to remain in the UK so he can focus on the domestic response to the virus.”
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First Published: Tue, January 05 2021. 17:31 IST