The officer traveled to India along with Johnson’s associate Lord Edward Udney-Lister in an attempt to obtain millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine under an international agreement.
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British Officer Infected With Covid 19 After India Visit: A British officer traveling to India has been infected with the Corona virus. The officer traveled to India last month to supply the vaccine to the UK. He was found infected after returning. It is being said that he has allegedly brought the Indian Covid Variant to Britain. This information has been given by the local media on Sunday. The report says that the officials have been infected after traveling to India.
According to the Sunday Times news, Officer David Quarry at Prime Minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street, was not infected before leaving for the trip but was found infected a week after his return from India. According to the National Health Service, a COVID-19 was infected in his aircraft. The March visit of Quarry, an international thematic advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Deputy National Security Advisor, preceded the British Prime Minister’s scheduled visit in April.
‘Correct procedure followed’
Johnson’s trip was canceled last week due to worsening epidemic conditions in India. A government spokesperson said, ‘Mr Quarry followed the correct procedure upon his return to Britain.’ Former diplomats traveled to India along with Johnson’s associate Lord Edward Udney-Lister in an attempt to obtain millions of doses of the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine under an international agreement. Serum Institute, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, is producing this vaccine.
‘Exempted from need for investigation’
According to the newspaper, Quarry is exempt from the need for isolation and examination, as he had gone on a government assignment and secondly, when he was tested on March 25 before going to India, he was not infected. But a week later on April 1, when he returned to work at the Prime Minister’s residence (PM Residence), he received a message from the NHS that someone had been found infected in his flight. He underwent an investigation the same day and was also found infected. Meanwhile, the Indian High Commission in London on Saturday appealed to help meet the huge demand for oxygen and medical supplies in the devastating wave of COVID-19 in India.
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