International Affairs Minister Marc Garneau will keep in a quarantine resort for 3 days beginning Wednesday after getting back from the United Kingdom the place he’s attending the primary in-person assembly of G7 international and improvement ministers in over two years.
Garneau’s spokeswoman Syrine Khoury stated he’ll abide by the identical guidelines that each Canadian has to comply with after travelling exterior the nation, together with doing PCR COVID-19 exams earlier than and after boarding his flight to Canada and staying in a government-approved resort for 3 days.
“There’s no particular therapy for Minister Garneau. He’ll cross by means of the identical course of as each Canadian,” she stated.
Khoury stated Garneau travelled to the U.Okay. along with his director of communications Ricky Landry, and so they each will do a complete of seven COVID-19 exams throughout their journey together with each day fast exams whereas attending the G7 conferences.
She stated the U.Okay. authorities determined to permit ministers collaborating within the G7 conferences and their staffers into the U.Okay. with out staying in quarantine.
“The accredited individuals coming for the G7 don’t must do a quarantine,” she stated.
Garneau obtained his first shot of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on March 15.
U.Okay. International Secretary Dominic Raab is internet hosting the G7 international and improvement ministers’ assembly in central London, the place contributors will comply with strict COVID-19 measures, together with each day testing and social distancing.
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Worldwide Improvement Minister Karina Gould’s workplace stated she didn’t journey to London as a result of the U.Okay. authorities determined that she ought to take part just about.
Garneau’s division introduced final month that he would attend the G7 conferences in particular person.
The division stated G7 ministers will look to align efforts on preventing the COVID-19 pandemic and making certain equitable entry to vaccines.
It stated they can even talk about battling local weather change, enhancing meals safety and advancing women’ training.
The ministers are additionally wanting into threats to human rights and democracy and regional safety considerations in lots of nations, together with China, Russia, Myanmar, Libya, Syria, North Korea and Iran.
Garneau can even attend the twelfth ministerial assembly of the Arctic Council on Might 19-20 in Reykjavic, Iceland, the division stated.
The assembly will likely be attended by the international ministers of the eight Arctic states in addition to six circumpolar Arctic Indigenous organizations, together with three Canadian teams.
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