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Sky News’s Dan Whitehead reports that the hotel housed an American broadcaster and the security of the German G7 delegation when it was forced to close. Following the outbreak, the Hotel Pedn Olva closed its doors and is now “bordered” according to Mr Whitehead.

The seaside hotel, owned by the St Austell Brewery, is approximately one mile from the Carbis Bay Hotel, which will host the summit.

It is located inside the G7 secure area, which covers St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant and some surrounding areas. A spokesperson for St Austell Brewery said: ‘We can confirm that a number of our team at Pedn Olva, St Ives, have tested positive for COVID-19.

“We immediately informed Public Health England of these cases and worked closely with them to ensure we were following all appropriate safety guidelines.

“Following extensive discussions over the past few days with PHE and Cornwall Council, we have made the decision to close the hotel completely.

“We fully appreciate the inconvenience given the limited accommodation options available in the area at this time, but the safety of our team and guests is our top priority.

“The hotel will reopen once a full Covid-19 deep clean has taken place and we have staff available to manage it. A member of staff speaking before the St Austell Brewery announced the closure of the hotel told the Daily Mail: ‘I just think it is wrong.

“It’s not just their staff that is at risk, but other staff and now customers as well.

“I just don’t think it’s fair. The size of the epidemic. With G7 and everyone else, it’s ridiculous.

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Britain, which is hosting the current G7 conference, has also invited Indian, Australian and South Korean leaders to attend.

The summit, which runs from June 11 to 13, will focus on climate change, the fight against the coronavirus and threats to global security.

Boris Johnson spoke to Joe Biden on his first trip abroad as US president.

Mr Biden commented: “It’s beautiful, I don’t want to go home.”

Speaking to Mr Johnson, he added: ‘It has been a pleasure meeting your wife. “I told the Prime Minister that we have something in common – we both got married way above our post.”

Mr Johnson agreed to respond, “I’m not going to object to this.”

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This notice was published: 2021-06-10 15:59:00

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