In recent weeks, there has been a serious outbreak at U.S. embassies and consulates in India, in which more than 100 people tested positive for the new coronavirus and two local employees died, CNN reported Tuesday, citing two people familiar with the matter.
Reported that the United States in different cities in India has five consulates-general, the capital New Delhi has an embassy. Sources did not provide further details on which embassy or consulate the confirmed and dead were from.
Biden administration officials have made two high-level visits to India over the past six weeks, despite a worsening outbreak and delays in getting Coronavirus vaccine. Some staff members were dismayed by the failure to get clear information in time about when U.S. diplomatic missions would be vaccinated, or to give priority, and that many U.S. diplomats in Europe had already been vaccinated. U.S. workers in India and their families, as well as local employees at U.S. embassies and consulates, have only begun receiving Coronavirus vaccine in the last two weeks, the sources said. The source said the vaccine was “too late for two people who have died … It’s terrible.”
U.S. Health Secretary: Several of my family members died in India in a terrible condition
Vivek Murthy, an Indian-American and head of the U.S. Department of Health, is also impressed by the recent surge in new cases of pneumonia in India. He said several family members had died of Coronavirus in India, a worrying situation.
“I happen to have a lot of family members in India and keep in touch with them,” Musi said on a conference call that day, CNN reported Tuesday. I understand from their point of view how bad the situation is, which is really worrying. Several of my family members in India have died of Coronavirus, and many others are ill, and for me personally, the situation is very serious. ”
On December 7, 2020, vivic Musi was appointed head of the U.S. Department of Health. U.S. media say Mr. Musi, an Indian-American who served as health secretary under Mr. Obama, has experience dealing with public health crises such as Ebola and the Zika virus.
US Media: More than 100 confirmed deaths of 2 local employees at U.S. embassies and consulates in India / U.S. Department of Health Director: Several of my family members died in India in Coronavirus The situation is very bad