The coronavirus outbreak at a hotel in the English county of Cornwall, where German Chancellor Angela Merkel's security staff are staying, will not affect her plans to attend the Group of Seven (G7) summit. This was reported on Thursday evening by the DPA news agency, citing sources in the German government.
вЂњThe incident will not affect the trip of the Chancellor and her delegation,вЂќ Berlin said.
According to the agency, a representative of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also confirmed Merkel's participation in the summit.
The outbreak occurred at a hotel in St Ives. At least two members of the Chancellor's security staff were staying there. The hotel was closed for quarantine.
St Ives has located about 3 km from Carbis Bay on the Atlantic coast of the Cornwall Peninsula. It is in Carbis Bay that the UK, which holds the G7 presidency this year, will hold a summit of leaders in the traditional format from 11 to 13 June.