Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus ‘red list’

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to India amid surging coronavirus cases in the country. The British and Indian governments said Monday that “in the light of the current coronavirus situation”  Johnson will not be able to travel to India next week as planned. The decision came as the U.K. imposed a travel ban on most visitors from India. The exception is returning residents of Britain and Ireland, who face mandatory hotel quarantine. India reported 273,810 new infections on Monday, its highest daily rise since the start of the pandemic. The explosive surge in cases has pushed the Indian capital’s health system to its limit.