Garneau to quarantine in hotel after returning from G7 ministers’ meeting in U.K.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau will stay in a quarantine hotel for three days starting Wednesday after returning from the United Kingdom where he’s attending the first in-person meeting of G7 foreign and development ministers in over two years. Garneau’s spokeswoman Syrine Khoury said he will abide by the same rules that every Canadian has to follow after travelling outside the country, including doing PCR COVID-19 tests before and after boarding his flight to Canada and staying in a government-approved hotel for three days. “There’s no special treatment for Minister Garneau. He will pass through the same process as every Canadian,” she said. Khoury said Garneau travelled to the U.K. with his director of communications Ricky Landry, and they both will do a total of seven COVID-19 tests during their trip including daily rapid tests while attending the G7 meetings. She said the U.K. government decided to allow ministers participating in the G7 meetings and their staffers into the U.K. without staying in quarantine. “The accredited people coming for the G7 don’t have to do a quarantine,” she said.

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