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Report (Story): Mohammed Hussain,
Topic: In four U.S. state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus -- 96% without symptoms (Reuters)
Summary: When the first cases of the new coronavirus surfaced in Ohio’s prisons, the director in charge felt like she was fighting a ghost, “We weren’t always able to pinpoint where all the cases were coming from,” said Annette Chambers-Smith, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. As the virus spread, they began mass testing. They started with the Marion Correctional Institution, which houses 2,500 prisoners in north central Ohio, many of them older with pre-existing health conditions. After testing 2,300 inmates for the coronavirus, they were shocked. Of the 2,028 who tested positive, close to 95% had no symptoms. “It was very surprising,” said Chambers-Smith, who oversees the state’s 28 correctional facilities. Reuter- Linda So, Grant Smith
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar) Related item code: 9-P Duration: 7:35 minutes
Topic: Interview with a Rohingya youth how Covid-19 outbreak affected their pastime or how they are being entertained during this tough period.
Translation Summary: Social distancing is almost impossible in Rohingya camps in Bangladesh where 40,000 people live in per square kilometer. Children and youths are always using their free time playing indoor and outdoor games in the camps. Covid-19 outbreak also impacted Rohingya the daily routine of the Rohingya youths who were busy with playing or doing other stuff to keep themselves entertained. Mohammad Shafiq 22 years old youth currently lives in kutupalong camp 3. He said, “We Rohingya always used to play different games for our entertainment but now the number of youths playing
outside is less than before as Camp In charge, Majhi has always been informing not to be in the company of more than 5 people. I still play Cane ball because it requires only 4 people and each player maintain a distance. But I have seen less people are playing outside”. Now it is summer in Bangladesh and Rohingyas always can’t stay inside their house due to extreme heat so they can’t stay inside home for long. Therefore, mostly they go outside searching for cool air and do nothing. Though according to Shafik the number of youths who play outside is less than before but mostly who have mobile or other electronic devices use that watching movies. “Now a day’s those who have mobiles, they use that to be entertained by watching movies etc. Imam from mosques also made announcement by mike that convince your children to stay at home and involve them in different activity”. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1raUQauctHSLNGoqjScZz94v73FsPMDTn/view?usp=dri vesdk