US Prez Biden to Follow COVID-19 Guidelines During His India Visit for G20 Summit

Although tested negative, US President Joe Biden will follow the COVID-19 guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during his visit to India for the G20 Summit, said the White House.

The White House made this announcement on Tuesday after First Lady Jill Biden, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. But President Biden’s test results were negative.

The White House said the president has tested negative twice and there is no change in his travel plans for India and Vietnam later this week.

Biden will travel to India on September 7 to participate in the G20 Summit.

The CDC guidelines recommend a combination of things, which is masking, testing, and monitoring for symptoms.

US President Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are among the G20 leaders who have already confirmed their participation in the summit.

Modi will hand over the baton of the G20 Presidency to Brazilian President Lula on September 10. Brazil will formally assume the G20 Presidency on December 1.

The G20 countries represent around 85 per cent of the global GDP, over 75 per cent of the global trade, and about two-thirds of the world population.


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