Top Indonesian Diplomat Ferdy Piay, Who Had Contracted COVID-19 in Delhi, Dies in Jakarta


Jakarta, May 26: Ferdy Piay, Indonesia’s Deputy Chief of Mission in India, died on Tuesday. Piay had contracted COVID-19 and was taking treatment for the infection at a hospital in Jakarta. According to reports, Piay had contracted coronavirus while he was in Delhi. A report by India Today informed that Piay was transferred to a hospital in Jakarta after his health deteriorated on April 27.

Piay was the Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Indonesia in New Delhi. He was the first head of a foreign diplomatic mission in India to die after being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Reports inform that Piay was one of the members in the delegation of 64 foreign envoys who visited Hyderabad’s biotech companies – Bharat Biotech and Biological E last year in December.  Indonesia Reports 5,060 New COVID-19 Cases, 172 More Deaths

Here’s the tweet by Sidhartho Surodipuro:

The news of his demise was shared by former Indonesian envoy to India Sidhartho Surodipuro. Taking to Twitter, former Indonesian envoy to India Surodipuro condoled the death of his colleague. “With sadness but also with profound gratitude of our many memories working together that I bid farewell to a good friend and wonderful colleague, Ferdy Piay, Chargé d’Affaires of @KBRI_NewDelhi. May he now rest in peace. Om Shanti,” he tweeted.

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