· The damage in Cox's Bazar has been very little due to the change in the direction of Super Cyclone Amphan
· U.S. President Donald Trump is defending his promotion and personal use of an anti-malaria drug as a medication against COVID-19.
· The World Bank has warned that the coronavirus epidemic could push 80 million people into 'extreme poverty'. · The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s new online exhibition shows, on “Burma’s Path to Genocide,”.
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Report by Mohammad Rukonuddin
News Updates on Super Cyclone Amphan
Super cyclone Amphan hits Eastern India and Bangladesh yesterday killing more then 14 people and destroyed hundreds of homes. Among them according to some of the news media there were about 6 to 7 reported deaths in Bangladesh which were mainly from Shatkhira, Potuakhali, Borguna, Vola and Pirojpur. Though the Costal area Cox’s Bazar was given great danger signal 9 where there is the world’s largest refugee camp settlements, no major damage was noticed. In the meantime, though, all possible preparations were taken by NGOs and hundreds of Rohingya volunteer were ready to support.
There was medium wind with rain at the evening. No casualties and destructions happened in the Rohingya camp.
Report: VOA News
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: 70 cases of COVID-19 at French schools days after re-opening
Summary: Some lower grades in schools were opened last week and a further 150,000 junior high students went back to the classroom on Monday as further restrictions were loosened by the government. The move initially spelled relief: the end of homeschooling for hundreds of thousands of exhausted French parents, many of whom were also working from home. But French Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer sounded the alarm Monday, telling French radio RTL that the return has put some children in new danger of infection. He said the affected schools are being closed immediately. French media reported that seven schools in northern France were closed.
In Berlin’s Spandau neighborhood, one school was ordered temporarily closed at the weekend after it emerged that a teacher with COVID-19 had contact with two elementary classes, an after-school care program and other teachers.
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Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society distributes special food item among Rohingyas on the occasion of Ramadan.
Translation Summary: Mr. Azimul Khan (29) is living in Camp # 12, Block # G-1, Thaingkhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Shidhapara, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide of Myanmar government. He said, “Bangladesh Red Crescent Society” distributed some food items to them on 15th May, 2020 and they received these food items while wearing face mask and maintaining social distance by standing in line. Mr. Khan also added due to the dense population inside the camp and the lack of adequate water and toilet supplies it is becoming more and more difficult from them to follow the given rules to survive from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Mrs. Zulekha (single name) is 23 years old. She is currently living in Rohingya camp # 12, Block # G-1, Thaingkhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. She said, during the month of Ramadan (21 Ramadan) they received 14 items of food from “Bangladesh Red Crescent Society”. These include Chickpeas, Pulses, Oil, Sugar, Vermicelli, Chili Powder, Turmeric Powder, Spice Powder, Pea-flour, Parched Rice, Flattened Rice, Flapjack, Dry Fish and Dates. She is very happy with the food from BRCS. She did not get help from anywhere else this Ramadan.
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