Berlin (dpa) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will probably not fly to the planned G7 summit in the USA. “The Chancellor thanks President Trump for inviting him to the G7 summit in Washington in late June.

As of today, given the overall pandemic situation, she cannot promise her personal participation, that is, a trip to Washington, »said a government spokesman on Saturday in Berlin. Merkel will continue to keep an eye on the development of the pandemic.

The magazine “Politico” had previously reported on the cancellation, citing government spokesman Steffen Seibert. US President Donald Trump is targeting a real G7 summit in Washington in late June. According to the latest data, the US capital and its metropolitan area are proportionally particularly affected by corona infections.