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No foreign head of state as Republic Day chief guest this year

Jan 14, 2021 19:49 IST

The Centre said on Thursday that no foreign dignitary will attend this year's Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest due to the Covid outbreak. External Affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the decision has been taken due to the global pandemic situation. Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was expected to be the chief guest this year. But he cancelled his visit following the outbreak of a highly infectious mutant strain of the virus that has affected thousands of people in the UK.

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