Spain’s President Pedro Sanchez contracts COVID-19, to skip G-20 Summit in New Delhi

Spanish President Pedro Sanchez will skip the G-20 Meeting in New Delhi after he announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Spanish President Pedro Sanchez will not attend the G-20 Summit after he tested COVID-19 positive. Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Sharing on X on Thursday, Sanchez wrote: "This afternoon I tested positive for COVID and will not be able to travel to New Delhi to attend the G-20 Summit."

"I feel good," he said.

He said his nation will be represented in the meeting by First Vice President Nadia Calvino Santamaria and Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares.

"Spain will be magnificently represented by the First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation," he wrote on X.

Sanchez is now the third world leader, along with China's President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, to skip the meeting.

New Delhi will host the meeting on September 9-10.