G7 cops in covid isolation

A dozen Devon and Cornwall police officers are isolating after a coronavirus test taken by one of them proved positive.

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They’ve been in accommodation on a ship off the Cornwall coast whilst policing the G7 summit of world leaders at St Ives.

In a statement the force says: “As part of our testing regime, during the early hours of 11 June we have identified one officer who is currently supporting G7 policing and accommodated on the ferry has given a positive lateral flow test for covid.

“The officer, plus those who have come into close contact, are currently self-isolating at another designated location.

All who have come into close contact or are in the bubble of those who tested positive are also currently self-isolating which equates to 12 officers in total. The next stage is for those who have tested positive to undertake a PCR test.”

The force hasn’t said whether the officer who tested positive has been in contact with any of the delegates at the G7. Members of the royal family, including the queen, have also been in Cornwall on Friday to welcome the international leaders.