· 280 more rescued Rohingyas sent to Bhashan Char
· Coronavirus worse 'attack' than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump
· More than 4,000 villagers fled due to Burmese military clash, in Minbya Township, Rakhine State
· Pakistan announced the lockdown on the day of the highest attack
· India has seen a surge in the number of Kovid-19 cases and deaths since the lockdown on the deadly new coronavirus infection was relaxed.
· At least 200 people have been killed in floods in Kenya after heavy rains, the government has said.
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Report: VOA News
Translator: Sabera Begum
Topic: Age Is Not The Only Risk For Severe Coronavirus Disease. Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/age-is-not-the-only-risk-for-severe-coronavirus-disease/5355249.html
Summary: Older people remain most at risk of dying from the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The majority of people who get COVID-19 have minor or moderate sickness. But “majority” does not mean “all.” So, who else should be concerned about contracting severe, even deadly, cases of COVID-19? It may be months before scientists have enough data to say for sure who, aside from the old, most at risk is and why. But, medical experts have already learned some helpful information from numbers on early cases around the world. But, “the idea that this is purely a disease that causes death in older people we need to be very, very careful with,” said Dr. Mike Ryan. He is the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief. Heart disease is a very general term. But, so far, it looks like those most at risk have serious cardiovascular disease such as congestive heart failure or severely blocked or hardened arteries, said Dr. Trish Perl. She is infectious disease chief at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: A refugee camp resident shares how lockdown due to Covid-19 affected their livings.
Translation Summary: 24 year old Mohammad Shafik is a resident of Kutupalong Rohingya camp 3. He is one among thousands who fled Myanmar during August 2017. Currently coronavirus also affected some of their activities in the lockdown announced by Bangladesh government. He said,” All the learning institutions whether it is from NGO or private is closed. People who used to work with a minimum payment can’t work now. People can’t move for emergencies. It is very difficult for us to live with the amount of ration we got if we don’t have any extra money”.
No Covid-19 positive cases has yet been found in the camp among Rohingyas. “NGOs always provide us soap and other cleaning materials and also advise us to maintain cleanliness. People who ever is concern with health are maintaining”.
Social distancing can’t be seen in the camp due to overcrowded area. “Mosques and streets are always over-crowded”.
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