Britain regrets Indian foreign minister will not attend G7 in person

Britain hosts first G7 foreign ministers meeting since start of pandemic

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain deeply regrets that Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will be unable to attend G7 meetings on Wednesday in person, a senior diplomat said on Wednesday, after the country's delegation self-isolated after two positive COVID-19 cases.

"We deeply regret that foreign minister Jaishankar will be unable to attend the meeting today in person but will now attend virtually , but this is exactly why we have put in place strict COVID protocols and daily testing,” the senior diplomat said.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden)