søndag 29. mars 2020

Dharamsala on Lockdown as Tibetan Man Dies of COVID-19 in India

A Tibetan man living in India died this week of coronavirus shortly after returning from a visit to the U.S. and was quickly cremated, with his wife and other persons he had recently been contact with now held in medical isolation, Indian health officials said. Tenzin Choephel, 69, was diagnosed with COVID-19 following preliminary tests given at the Tanda Medical College in the Kangra district of northwestern India’s Himachal Pradesh state on March 23, and died the next day, authorities in Kangra said.

Himachal Pradesh’s hill town of Dharamsala, where Choephel had his home, is now on lockdown, with Tibetan residents forbidden to leave their homes this week in an effort to contain the possible spread of infection, sources said.