FALMOUTH, England — A second potential outbreak of COVID-19 has occurred on the G7 summit in Cornwall at which the leaders of probably the most highly effective democracies on this planet gathered at this time.
A police officer, housed with tons of of others on a cruise ship simply off Falmouth harbour, examined optimistic for the virus, a press release from Cornwall and Devon police mentioned.
Round 5,000 of the 6,500 law enforcement officials engaged on safety at G7 have been introduced in from different forces. The ship performing as their short-term barracks is the MS Silja Europa, a Baltic cruise ship.
The optimistic outcome from a lateral circulate take a look at got here “throughout the early hours of 11 June” the assertion learn. It was an officer “who’s presently supporting G7 policing and accommodated on the ferry.” The officer and people whom they’ve had shut contact with — 12 individuals in complete — are actually self-isolating away from the ship.
“The subsequent stage is for many who have examined optimistic to undertake a PCR take a look at,” the assertion learn.
It comes a day after an outbreak at one other location in Cornwall the place a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s safety crew was staying.
“After corona infections grew to become recognized in a resort in St. Ives, a member of the German advance delegation has gone into quarantine as a precaution. This doesn’t have an effect on the journey of the chancellor and her delegation to the G7 summit in Carbis Bay,” a german authorities spokesperson mentioned.
Extra reporting by Hans Von Der Burchard.