· New coronavirus epidemic in US could kill as high as 100,000: US President Donald Trump
· World leaders pledge $8 billion to fight coronavirus: European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen
· Arrangements are being made for shopping before Eid by ensuring health protection in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina
· Internet connection reopened in Maungdaw Township, Rakhine State
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Report: VOA News
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: World leaders pledge $8 billion in fight against coronavirus, EU says Sources: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-eu-vonderleyen/world-leaders-pledge-8-billion-in-fight-against-coronavirus-eu-says-idUSKBN22G247
Summary: World leaders promised $8 billion on Monday for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said, at the end of a pledging event that she chaired, “In the space of just few hours we have collectively pledged 7.4 billion euros ($8.07 billion) for vaccine, diagnostics and treatment” against COVID-19, von der Leyen said. “This will help kick-start unprecedented global cooperation,” she added.
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Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: How this Ramadan is going on in the camp during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-w-fvJNUpjiqFRhbrmTu0Km4KHqE9WH9/view?usp=drivesdk
Translation Summary: Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan with fasting, prayer and special foods. But this time Ramadan is a bit different than other years due to covid-19 pandemic. Some countries have restricted praying in mosques and lockdown areas. What is going on in Bangladesh Refugee camp? Abdur Rashid 27 years old a resident of kutupalong Rohingya camp 3 and came to Bangladesh during 2017. He already witnessed Ramadan twice before this time. He said,” Government announced lockdown in the camp therefore we can’t move freely. People only go outside when it is very necessary. But people can’t avoid going to buy things from bazaar. Now Police are monitoring if there are any gatherings in bazaar. Despite the restrictions some people are still going to bazaar. They are also attending prayers in the Mosque and breaking their fasts. About prayers in the mosque, authorities seem not be very restrictive. Rohingyas are also trying to arrange food based on their capacities for breaking the fast. Last year they got some Ramadan donations from other countries but this year we haven’t got any.