Downing Street has said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s trip to India next week would no longer go ahead as planned.
In a statement, Downing Street blamed the change in plans on the “current coronavirus situation”.
“Prime Minister’s Modi and Johnson will speak later this month to agree and launch their ambitious plans for future partnership between the UK and India,” Downing Street said.
The trip to India had initially been scheduled to take place over four days in the last week of April, but last week it was scaled back to one day for public health reasons.
In recent weeks, concerns have grown surrounding the surge of cases within India, sparked by a new variant of the virus known as B.1.617. Over the weekend, the country recorded 261,500 new infections and 1,501 deaths.