Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Tuesday, June 16, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06162020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· Traffickers demand payments for Rohingya stranded at sea
· Protests erupt again in the United States over the deaths of Floyd and Brooks
· In landmark ruling, Supreme Court bars discrimination against LGBT workers
· Russia jails ex-U.S. marine for 16 years on spying charges
· There has been intense fear, panic and uncertainty among people across Bangladesh for coronavirus
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:07 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Virus Returns to Beijing as Paris, New York Re-open Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/virus-returns-to-beijing-as-paris-new-york-re-open/5463662.html
Summary: Parts of China’s capital have closed schools and ordered people to test for the coronavirus on Monday, while European countries opened their borders after a three-month long lockdown. Until last week, Chinese officials had reported no new coronavirus cases in Beijing for nearly two months. But over the past four days, Beijing officials have confirmed 79 cases. The infections were linked to Xinfadi, a market that supplies much of the city’s meat and vegetables. Xinfadi is more than 20 times larger than the seafood market, in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first identified. The new cases have led Beijing officials to reestablish strong measures to control the spread of the virus. They include closing schools and sports centers, and requiring body temperature tests at offices, supermarkets, and public spaces.
Beijing residents were advised to avoid crowds and gathering in groups for meals. Some areas even sent officials to neighborhoods to identify people who had visited the Xinfadi market. Up to 90,000 residents are to be tested for the virus. One Beijing official compared the measures to a “war-time” effort against the disease COVID-19. He said nearly 100,000 epidemic-control workers had entered the “battlefield.” Governments in other parts of China warned people against non-essential travel to Beijing. They also set up quarantine requirements on visitors from the capital. And a government scientist suggested that the Xinfadi outbreak could have come from Europe.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:40 minutes
Topic: Lockdown due to COVID 19 causes gap in studies. A Rohingya shares his suggestions to reopen school and madrasas maintaining social distancing which will help children for their future.
Translation Summary: According to the announcement by Bangladesh government Rohingya camps are completely under lockdown. Without emergency people can’t go out. Schools and Madrasas are also closed until further notice. Hafez Nur Ullah fears about children’s future. He said,” Our children do not have any other options to get educations. They all depend on the institutions. If they can attend school maintaining 3 feet distance between them then they will be able to continue their studies. Now children have nothing to do and they always try to go outside which is not allowed. Their mind might divert if they have nothing to do”.
He also mentioned about the cleanliness that they are following,” We always wash our hands with soap after every use of toilets and after having food and keep our children clean . People are trying as much as possible to be hygiene”-he added.
English Learning Lesson
Duration: 5:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz