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Police officer staying on cruise ship for the G7 Summit tests positive for Covid

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The officer, and 11 others who have come into close contact with the employee, are in self-isolation at a different location. The Devon and Cornwall officer gave a positive reading during routine testing this morning.

A spokesman for the force told Cornwall Live: “As part of our testing regime, during the early hours of 11 June we identified one officer who is currently supporting G7 policing and accommodated on the ferry, who has given a positive lateral flow test for COVID-19.

“The officer, plus those who have come into close contact, are currently self-isolating at another designated location.

“All who have come into close contact or are in the bubble of those who tested positive are also currently self-isolating which equates to 12 officers in total. The next stage is for those who have tested positive to undertake a PCR test.

“We are continuing to follow the advice of Public Health England.”

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The cruise ship had moored in Falmouth, Cornwall. There are around 6,500 police officers in the county to provide cover for the G7 Summit which is taking place in St Ives with world leaders attending, including US President Joe Biden, and is hosted by Boris Johnson. Between 1,000 and 2,000 are staying on the cruise ship.

As well as officers from Devon and Cornwall Police, police have been drafted in from forces across the country to work on security for the event.

There are several cruise ships across the county.

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