• Global coronavirus infections top 1.3 million confirmed cases; death toll nears 75,000
• UK’s prime minister moved to intensive care as COVID-19 symptoms worsen
• U.S. COVID-19 death toll exceeds 10,000; Italy tops 16,000 and Spain surpasses 13,000
• U.S. Embassy in Myanmar helps 267 Americans, others return home
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz
Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Topic: Tiger at New York City’s Zoo tests positive for coronavirus.
Summary: A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday.
Four-year-old Nadia, a Malayan tiger, fell ill along with six other tigers and lions. They are believed to have been infected by a zoo employee who wasn't yet showing symptoms, the zoo said. The first animal started showing symptoms March 27. All are doing well and are expected to recover, the zoo said. It has been closed to the public since March 16 amid New York’s surging coronavirus outbreak. Translated and narrated by Hamid Hussain.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: A teacher talks about his efforts at a Rohingya camp learning center.
Translation summary: Fajar Ali has been teaching Rohingya children at a learning center in Kutupalong Camp 1E that is run by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), a Bangladeshi NGO. His specialty is English and math, as well as Burmese. The 30-year-old fled Myanmar’s Maungdaw township in late August 2017. He was interviewed before the Bangladeshi government suspended operations at all learning centers and other gathering spots in late March in trying to prevent novel coronavirus infections.
In late January, the government announced it would provide formal education to Rohingya children starting later this year, as opposed to the informal lessons previously available. Youngsters up to age 14 would get more schooling. A pilot program and curriculum were to be introduced sometime in spring, but the pandemic has delayed that timetable.
Learning English: Lesson 4 – What are vowels and consonants? (Repeats Friday)