The founder and director of Bombay Canteen and OPedro in Mumbai, Indian-origin chef Floyd Cardoz died of COVID 19 in New Jersey. Cardoz had tested positive for COVID -19, after which he had admitted himself into a hospital in the neighbourhood. He had announced this on instagram.
The company Hunger Inc., that owns The Bombay Canteen, released a statement confirming it:
“Mr. Cardoz (59), currently admitted to a hospital in New York in the U.S., tested positive for COVID-19 on March 18, 2020. As a precautionary measure, we have informed the Health Department in Mumbai about the same. We are also reaching out personally to people who have interacted with him during his visit to India, so they can take necessary medical advice should they indicate any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and/ or self-quarantine. Mr. Cardoz flew back to New York from Mumbai via Frankfurt on March 8, 2020,” it said.