Cape Times

G7 summit ‘not to blame’ for infections


LONDON: Coronaviru­s cases are rising in Cornwall – but Downing Street says the Group of Seven summit held in the British town earlier this month is not to blame.

The seven-day case rate in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has soared from 4.9 per 100 000 people in early June to 130.6 per 100 000 people on June 16, the Guardian reported. Rates of infections are particular­ly high in Carbis Bay, where the summit was held, and nearby areas where delegates to the gathering of world leaders stayed.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokespers­on denied any direct causation between the G-7 summit and the rise in the coronaviru­s infection rate.

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