· Number of confirmed coronavirus cases tops half a million globally; death toll exceeds 24,000
· Prime minister urges Bangladeshis to stay at home, stay united to ‘win’ coronavirus.
· US Senate approves roughly $2 trillion in coronavirus relief
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Report: VOA News
Topic: UN seeks $2 billion to help vulnerable countries fight the COVID-19 pandemic
Summary: The United Nations is appealing for $2 billion to help 40 vulnerable countries deal with the coronavirus crisis over the next nine months. It also is urging the international community to maintain life-saving support for countries caught in conflict and other humanitarian crises. Lisa Schlein reports from Geneva, translated and narrated by Hamid Hussain.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Report: Sabera Begum ( Cox’s Bazar )
Topic: NGOs such as the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh are helping people in and near Rohingya camps try to protect themselves from COVID-19.
Translation summary: The CCDB is working in Kutupalong Camp 1E, distributing health information and hygiene kits with people there and in the neighboring community. Each kit consists of a bucket, a mug, four pieces of soap, and a towel. The CCDB aims to give kits to 2,613 families in the camp, said Charles Sushanta Halder, the commission’s monitor for income-generating activities. It also is distributing kits in the host community, and providing people there with cash support for money-making efforts.
Enam Ullah, who teaches at the Plan International learning center in the camp, said he got a hygiene kit and important information from CCDB. He is sharing that information so others can protect themselves. Learning centers and child-friendly spaces in all 34 Rohingya camps have been closed.