· WHO’s top emergency expert says lockdowns aren’t enough to defeat coronavirus
· As coronavirus caseload jumps, Saudi Arabia plans to impose curfew starting Monday
· India’s Modi threatens strict legal action if lockdown is not followed
· In US, National Guard deployed in 3 states to combat coronavirus
· Arakan Army attacks Myanmar military training school in Rakhine state
· Saudi Arabia will impose a nationwide curfew starting on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases
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· Modi orders strict legal action if lockdown is not followed
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· The National Guard deployed in three states to combat coronavirus in the United States
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· Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus - WHO's Ryan
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· The Arakan Army ( AA ) forces attacked on a military training school base in northern Arakan state, Burma this morning
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Report: Hamid Hussain
Topic: Calming youngsters amid coronavirus fears.
Summary: News about the coronavirus brings creates anxiety, stress and uncertainty. Children also are affected – with school closings, cancelled events, separations from friends – and need support. UNICEF, the UN Children’s Fund, consulted with Lisa Damour, an adolescent psychologist, about how parents can help create a sense of normalcy, safety and security. Hamid Hussaid adapts information.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Youngsters find support at a child-friendly space.
Translation summary:The Bangladeshi Community Development Center (CODEC) operates one of the 13 child-friendly spaces in Kutupalong Camp 1E, home to more than 40,000 people. At least half of the camp’s residents are younger than 17. Riyazul-huq Shikdar is a case management supervisor at the UNICEF-supported center, which offers art, music, books, toys and outdoor recreation. He said it also provides youths with case management, psychological support, and training in life skills, vocations and entrepreneurship. The center also serves as a computer hub and mobile phone servicing center for the host community.
Two of Halima Khatun’s seven children – her 8-year-old and 11-year-old – go to the center. They learn by participating in its various activities, she said: “The kids are having a good time here.”