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Coronavirus threatens first residents of India's Andaman Islands

Indigenous groups with 'no concept of social distancing' at risk from outsiders

Girls walk along the shore in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar islands, in September 2007: Advocates for the islands' indigenous people warn they are at risk from the coronavirus.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- After 33 coronavirus cases were reported in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a remote crescent of 572 islands in the Bay of Bengal, experts began worrying about the indigenous people who live there.

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