International Affairs Minister Marc Garneau will keep in a quarantine resort for 3 days beginning Wednesday after getting back from the UK, the place he is attending the primary in-person assembly of G7 international and improvement ministers in over two years.
Garneau’s spokesperson Syrine Khoury mentioned 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 isn’t any particular remedy for Minister Garneau. He’ll move via the identical course of as each Canadian,” she mentioned.
Khoury mentioned Garneau travelled to the U.Ok. along with his director of communications Ricky Landry they usually each will do a complete of seven COVID-19 exams throughout their journey, together with day by day fast exams whereas attending the G7 conferences.
She mentioned the U.Ok. authorities determined to permit ministers collaborating within the G7 conferences and their staffers into the U.Ok. with out staying in quarantine.
“The accredited folks coming for the G7 do not should do a quarantine,” she mentioned.
Garneau obtained his first shot of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on March 15.
U.Ok. 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 day by day testing and social distancing.
Worldwide Improvement Minister Karina Gould’s workplace mentioned she did not journey to London as a result of the U.Ok. authorities determined that she ought to take part nearly.
Garneau to attend Arctic Council
Garneau’s division introduced final month that he would attend the G7 conferences in individual.
The division mentioned G7 ministers will look to align efforts on preventing the COVID-19 pandemic and guaranteeing equitable entry to vaccines.
It mentioned they will even talk about battling local weather change, enhancing meals safety and advancing ladies’ schooling.
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 will even attend the twelfth ministerial assembly of the Arctic Council on Could 19-20 in Reykjavic, Iceland, the division mentioned.
The assembly can be attended by the international ministers of the eight Arctic states in addition to six circumpolar Arctic Indigenous organizations, together with three Canadian teams.
This story was produced with the monetary help of the Fb and Canadian Press Information Fellowship.