Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, July 14, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07142020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Coronavirus has reached the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, meaning that thousands of families are at risk from the virus.
· China sanctions U.S. lawmakers in dispute over Uighur Muslims
· WHO warns that coronavirus crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse'
· UN: COVID-19 Worsening World Hunger
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: 6:10 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Debates on US School Reopening Turn Emotional Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/debates-on-us-school-reopening-turn-emotional-/5493666.html
Summary: As coronavirus infection rates rise sharply in the U.S., the White House is pressuring schools across the country to reopen for the autumn term. At a recent White House talk on school plans for the fall, President Donald Trump argued that some officials are keeping schools closed for political reasons, not because of health concerns. And, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told governors during a recent conference call that she opposes plans by some school districts to limit in-person classes to only a few days per week. Such pressure from the federal government adds to an already complex situation, as schools across America make difficult decisions about how to restart classes. The “new normal” will include school buses taking fewer children, online learning, outdoor classrooms and quarantine rules for infected children.
Plans for the coming school year are taking shape each day. They are different from district to district and from state to state. Debates about such plans have been highly emotional, with anger growing among parents and administrators. They have been made more troubling by record numbers of COVID-19 cases reported each day. As coronavirus infection rates rise sharply in the
In Florida, some school districts want students back in the classroom in early August. But cases there have been rising. On average, Florida has been reporting more than 7,000 new cases a day. That is more than seven times what the state was reporting one month ago. The state of New Mexico has been able to avoid major outbreaks. The state is planning a model that includes online and in-person learning. Parents in New York State have demanded that schools reopen in the fall. In Maine, outdoor learning is planned. Districts nationally are putting together rules for wearing face masks. Some districts want all students to wear them. Others plan to limit the requirement to older children. Each of these decisions tries to balance health concerns with regaining as much normalcy as possible. Parents are tired and desperate for help after months of balancing full-time work and full-time home schooling. Children, separated from their friends, have a strong desire to socialize. Teachers remain concerned because so much is still unclear about the virus.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:31 minutes
Topic: Parents continue to impart knowledge in the role of teacher at home because Schools are Shut Down due to Covid 19
Translation Summary: Mr. Azimul Khan is 29 years old and lives in Camp # 12, Block # G-1, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Nolbainna Village, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 25 September, 2017 due to genocide of Myanmar government. Azimul Khan said that even during their stay in Myanmar, children have been deprived of education due to various problems and various government sanctions. After coming to Bangladesh,