MONITORING DESK: Tanzanian diplomat has died of corona virus in India
According to Indian media, the death of a Tanzanian diplomat from the corona virus is the first death of any foreign diplomat during the pandemic in India.
The Tanzanian High Commission has confirmed the death of its diplomat, saying that Colonel Dr. Moses, Tanzania’s defense adviser to India, died of the corona virus on April 28. A statement issued by the Tanzanian High Commission said Dr Musa was undergoing treatment at a New Delhi hospital.
The death of Tanzanian diplomat in India from Corona comes at a time when record cases of Corona have been reported in India for the past one week, with the daily number exceeding 400,000, while the Indian capital New Delhi is also badly affected by Corona.
Many foreign diplomats in New Delhi have so far contracted the corona virus, while missions in New Zealand and the Philippines had also sought oxygen from the Indian Youth Congress yesterday.
The Indian Foreign Ministry had announced that India was providing necessary medical assistance to the diplomatic staff in the country. In addition, some countries have begun withdrawing their diplomatic staff in view of the situation in India, in which the Thai government last week recalled its diplomatic staff by air ambulance.