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World COVID-19 outbreak closes hotel hosting G7 summit delegation

11:55  11 june  2021
11:55  11 june  2021 Source:   reuters.com

A COVID-19 outbreak closed a hotel where some members of the G7 delegation and media are staying in Cornwall

  A COVID-19 outbreak closed a hotel where some members of the G7 delegation and media are staying in Cornwall The Pedn Olva hotel was hosting members of the German delegation's security detail, who told Sky News they had "been told nothing" about the outbreak.The Pedn Olva hotel in St. Ives is hosting members of the security detail for Germany's delegation, British media reported. Security staff told Sky News that they had "been told nothing" about the outbreak and might have to sleep in a tent on the beach.

CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) - A hotel, which British media reported was being used by members of Germany's delegation to a Group of Seven summit in England, has closed because members of staff tested positive for COVID-19, its owners said on Thursday.

a boat is docked next to a body of water: The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives © Reuters/DYLAN MARTINEZ The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives a group of people walking in front of a building: The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives © Reuters/DYLAN MARTINEZ The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives

The Pedn Olva hotel in St Ives, a seaside town adjacent to the location of the three-day G7 leaders' meeting in Cornwall, southwest England, had shut temporarily on advice from health officials and the local authority, the owners said.

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a boat sitting on top of a building: The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives © Reuters/DYLAN MARTINEZ The Pedn Olva Hotel is seen, after it was closed due to a guest contracting coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during the G7 leaders summit, in St Ives

Among the guests were security staff for the German delegation and a media team working for a U.S. broadcaster, Sky News reported.

"Following extensive discussions over the last few days with PHE (Public Health England) and Cornwall Council, we have taken the decision to fully close the hotel," said a spokesperson for the owners, St Austell Brewery.

"We fully appreciate the inconvenience given the limited accommodation options available in the area at the moment but the safety and security of our team and guests is our upmost priority."

The spokesperson said the hotel would reopen once a full COVID-19 deep clean had taken place and there were enough staff to run it.

(Reporting by William James and Michael Holden; Editing by William Schomberg)

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