Boris Johnson cancels visit to India over rising Covid cases


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called off his scheduled visit to India amid the massive COVID-19 surge. Johnson was scheduled to come to India on April 25-26.

“In the light of the current Coronavirus situation, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week. Instead, Prime Ministers [Narendra] Modi and Johnson will speak later this month to agree and launch their ambitious plans for the future partnership between the UK and India,” said a spokesperson for the UK prime minister’s office.

Johnson and Modi will remain in “regular contact beyond this, and look forward to meeting in person later this year”, the spokesperson added.