G-7 Leaders Weigh Safety of In-Person Summit Amid Coronavirus

Posted on May 20, 2020 11:03 pm

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Leaders of the G-7 nations are considering U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of meeting for an in-person summit, perhaps next month, while the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 5 million.

Trump floated the idea Wednesday as he tweeted that the United States is “Transitioning back to Greatness.”

“The other members are also beginning their COMEBACK,” Trump said.  “It would be a great sign to all — normalization!”

Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said Thursday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s attendance “is still under consideration,” and that the two countries have “been in close contact.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the