Spokesman responds to rumors that more than 100 people at the U.S. Embassy in India are infected with the disease

The second wave of the Chinese Communist virus (Wuhan pneumonia) outbreak in India has worsened, and many embassy agencies in India have suspended foreign operations such as visas. On Tuesday (April 27), news broke that hundreds of people were diagnosed at the U.S. Embassy in India, and two employees died. In response, a U.S. Embassy spokesperson responded.

India’s second wave of COVID-19 (a disease caused by the Chinese Communist Party virus) continues to worsen, with a recent average of more than 300,000 new cases per day. To make matters worse, the proliferation of patients has led to a collapse of the healthcare system, a lack of oxygen and other medical resources, and difficulty in finding hospital beds. Embassies in India have also been affected.

Central News Agency (CNA) reported that the epidemic situation in India’s capital, New Delhi, is rapidly deteriorating, and the city government has announced a one-week extension of the closure of the city for six days since the 20th in order to control the epidemic. However, officials, essential service personnel and diplomats were allowed to go to work as usual.

However, most foreign embassies in New Delhi have switched to working from home, visa operations have been suspended, and some European embassies are even considering temporarily withdrawing their officials in the country.

The U.S. embassy in India has had more than 100 confirmed cases of the disease in recent weeks, and two employees have died as a result, CNN said Tuesday, citing an unnamed source.

The source, however, did not give details about which U.S. embassy in India the diagnosed and the dead were from.

The U.S. currently has an embassy in India’s capital, New Delhi, and consulates in five different cities, with a total of 2,000 to 3,000 U.S. officials and employees.

A source told CNN that some employees of U.S. agencies in India are frustrated that they have not been prioritized for vaccination, while many diplomats in Europe and the United States have already been vaccinated.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in India said Tuesday that they are monitoring the outbreak in India and taking the necessary steps to safeguard the health and welfare of their employees, including providing them with vaccines.

Referring to reports that embassy staff have been affected by the coronavirus, a Chinese communist virus, a U.S. embassy spokesman told Asia News International (ANI), “We are closely monitoring the situation and taking the necessary steps to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, including providing them with vaccines. Due to privacy concerns, we are unable to share additional information.”

The spokesperson also expressed sympathy to the people of India, “We extend our deepest sympathy to the people of India who are suffering in this global pandemic.”

According to the latest government data, India has reported 3,23,144 new cases and 2,771 deaths in the last 24 hours.