· Global coronavirus infections top 1.6 million confirmed cases; death toll nears 96,000
· Amid pandemic, Saudi-led coalition announces ceasefire in Yemen war
· British prime minister leaves intensive care as COVID-19 symptoms ease
· Myanmar court dismisses case against 140 Rohingya arrested.
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Report: VOA News
Topic: Authorities lock down Cox’s Bazar, fearing health risk
Summary: The only person in Cox’s Bazar town who has tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered, the World Health Organization reported in a local update Wednesday, even as local authorities locked down Bangladesh’s southern district to protect public health.
No one in the Rohingya camps has tested positive for COVID-19, the life-threatening respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, the WHO said. However, dozens of people in Cox’s Bazar district are in institutional quarantine. On Thursday, the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center put Bangladesh’s death toll at 21 and listed three deaths in Myanmar, also known as Burma. Translated and narrated by Mohammed Hussain.
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Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Rohingya community prays for improved health of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Translation summary: Aman Ullah, a Rohingya writer and researcher, says Rohingyas are offering prayers for the recovery of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is being treated for COVID-19 infection at St. Thomas Hospital in London. He was transferred out of the intensive care unit Thursday and remains under observation. In early 2018, as the UK’s foreign secretary, Johnson visited Bangladesh – and a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar. He met with Rohingyas and heard their stories of brutality in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. He also met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and promised to assist her with Rohingya repatriation.