British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his tour of India. After the new strain of Coronavirus detected in Britain, there was a doubt on Johnson’s visit to India.
This time Johnson was invited as the chief guest on the occasion of Republic Day. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office Downing Street said, “Prime Minister Johnson spoke to PM Modi this morning, expressing regret that he was unable to visit India early this month.”
The spokesman said that PM Johnson said that due to the new strain of Corona in Britain, the lockdown has been imposed again, in such a situation, they have to stay in the country so he needs to stay in the country to face the new challenges.
Britain is under strict lockdown due to the new strain and on Tuesday Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the infection is spreading as fast as it is “very sad and worrying”. This outbreak has more pressure on the country’s hospitals.
According to the latest data, only in England, Covid-19 patients have increased by almost three times in the last week and their number has gone up to around 27,000. This number is 40 per cent more than when the outbreak was at a peak in April. So far, 38 people have been infected in India by the new coronavirus strain.