(Fighting against New Crown Pneumonia) German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Unable to travel to the US to attend the G7 summit due to the current epidemic

  China News Agency, Berlin, May 30 (Reporter Peng Dawei) German Federal Government spokesperson Seibert said on the 30th that German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked US President Trump for his invitation, but taking into account the overall situation of the new crown pandemic , Unable to promise to travel to the United States to attend the G7 summit held next month.

  German television station reported Saibet's above statement on the same day. According to data from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 21:32 pm Central European time on the 30th, a total of 5998070 people were diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia and 367097 people died. Among them, 1759725 people were diagnosed and 103472 people died in the United States. According to the German "Times Online" report, as of 20 o'clock that day, a total of 183,758 people were diagnosed, 1,648,29 were cured, and 8,699 died. In recent days, the German epidemic situation has been significantly controlled. In the past seven days, 3239 people were newly diagnosed, and the number of newly diagnosed diseases per day for more than 15 consecutive days was less than 1,000.

  According to German media reports, US President Trump issued an invitation to leaders of the G7 countries (Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Canada) including Merkel to invite them to attend the next month in the United States. G7 summit.

  Seibert said on the same day that Merkel thanked Trump for his invitation, but given the current situation, "taking into account the overall situation of the pandemic", Merkel "cannot promise to attend in person, that is, he cannot promise to attend the meeting in Washington." . Saibet also said that Merkel will continue to pay attention to the development of the new crown epidemic.

  According to media reports such as The Times and NHK, the British Prime Minister Johnson has agreed to attend the G7 summit in the United States. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also expressed interest in attending. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau said that he would understand “what security measures will be taken” before deciding whether to attend. (Finish)