The Andaman Islands, a remote Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Ten members of India’s dwindling Great Andamanese tribe have tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo: AFPThe Andaman Islands, a remote Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Ten members of India’s dwindling Great Andamanese tribe have tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
The Andaman Islands, a remote Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Ten members of India’s dwindling Great Andamanese tribe have tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus hits India’s remote Great Andamanese tribe, of whom only 53 people remain

  • India has recorded a record 75,760 new Covid-19 cases, taking its total past 3.3 million, with 10 of the 53 members of its Great Andamanese tribe infected
  • There are concerns about the safety of remote indigenous tribes. In 2018, an American missionary was killed when he visited North Sentinel island

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Andaman Islands, a remote Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Ten members of India’s dwindling Great Andamanese tribe have tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo: AFPThe Andaman Islands, a remote Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Ten members of India’s dwindling Great Andamanese tribe have tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
The Andaman Islands, a remote Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Ten members of India’s dwindling Great Andamanese tribe have tested positive for the coronavirus. Photo: AFP
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