A World Health Organization vehicle carrying coronavirus test samples came under attack in Myanmar, leaving the driver dead and a government official seriously injured.
The incident took place in the north western part of the Rakhaine state and according to Reuters, the vehicle came under gunfire.
"The World Health Organization is deeply saddened at the death of its personnel during a security incident in Rakhine district of Myanmar," the WHO said in a statement Tuesday, reports CNN.
Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the WHO's Southeast Asia director, condemned "all kinds of physical, verbal or psychological violence against health workforce."
"This incident once again puts the spotlight on the extreme hardships being faced by our corona warriors -- our doctors, nurses, other health workforce -- especially while working in security compromised and hard-to-reach areas as they continue to contribute their best to save lives," she said.
"The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes a swift recovery to the injured. He calls for a full and transparent investigation into the incident and for the perpetrators to be brought to justice." said a spokeserson of UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a statement.