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· Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US Senate that coronavirus vaccine will take time to develop
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· Three Rohingyas seriously injured in firing after mine attack in Kyaw Taw Township, Rakhine State
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Report: VOA News
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Who Will Receive the Needed Treatment for Coronavirus? Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/who-will-receive-the-needed-treatment-for-coronavirus-/5352382.html
Summary: As of March 30 ,2020 the United States has more confirmed cases of infection than any other country. Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center’s website said Monday that the U.S. has more than 153,000 confirmed infections, followed by Italy with 100,000 and Spain with 85,000. China, where the virus started, has about 82,000. In the U.S., the non-profit Society for Critical Care Medicine estimated that as many as 900,000 coronavirus patients could need ventilators during the outbreak. The United States, however, has only 200,000. Many of those machines are already being used by patients.
U.S. President Donald Trump, in the meantime used his emergency power under the Defense Production Act to require that carmaker General Motors make more ventilators. In New York State’s health department guideline excludes some seriously ill people from receiving ventilators in major emergencies. The guideline also says that age may be considered when deciding which patients would be given a ventilator-parathion, health officials are examining guidelines from state governments and medical groups on how to use limited resources in emergencies.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: WFP program assistant shares the changes of ration food distribution to the Rohingyas due to COVID 19.
Translation Summary: Sharifa Khanom Helen is the program assistant for World Food Program in Moynarghona center. She has been assisting all sorts of food related matters. Currently in this pandemic time, she shares the changes in ration food distribution to the Rohingyas. She said,” there are many changes in WFP food distribution to the Rohingyas for safety. Now we are providing monthly food packet including all the necessary foods like 12kg rice, half kg salt, 1 kg sugar, lentils and other spices to each Rohingya so that they don’t have to come few times to the shop. Therefore, the pressure is now less than before. But now we don’t provide them fresh food at this moment. These changes will last until the situation is stable. We now maintain social distancing inside shop. To avoid gathering we draw circle at three feet distance each for line and many more to avoid this virus”.
Some Rohingyas are not satisfied with the changes. 45 years old Mohammad Hussain from kutupalong camp 3 block dd7 said,” previously we used to get 14 kg rice which is now 12kg. Besides we are only getting dry food. We used to purchase fish, green vegetables but now those items are no longer there to buy. Now we are only depending on those dry foods”.