Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, September 01, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 09012020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, September 01, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
Myanmar: Reverse Decision to Bar Rohingya from Elections
Relief Group Distributes Radios for Refugees in IDP Camps in Rakhine State 101 Rohingya corona infection detected in Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar refugee camp.
Israeli-US officials arrived in the UAE on a historic visit
Lebanon announces new PM
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: 7:30 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: US Approves quick $5 COVID-19 Test.
Summary: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new coronavirus test that costs less and is simple to use. The 15-minute test from Abbott Laboratories will sell for $5. It does not require special computer equipment to get results. The self-contained test is about the size of a credit card. It uses the same technology as some flu and pregnancy tests. The FDA noted that Abbott’s test could be used in a doctor’s office, emergency room or some schools. “Given the simple nature of this test, it is likely that these tests could be made broadly available,” the FDA said. The agency also recently approved a saliva test from Yale University. Both newly approved tests have limitations, like requiring medical administration. Abbott’s new test is called BinaxNOW. A health worker must carry out a nasal swab, like most older coronavirus tests. The Yale product does not require a swab, but only specialized laboratories can process the test.
Quick tests like Abbott’s, however, generally produce less exact results than those processed by laboratories. Abbott said BinaxNOW correctly finds coronavirus infection 97.1 percent of the time, and correctly finds a lack of infection 98.5 percent of the time. In a statement, the FDA said Abbott’s test may need to be confirmed with a lab test in some cases. The agency approved Abbott’s test Wednesday night through an emergency use authorization process.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:00 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya Volunteer Teacher of Dhaka Ahsania Mission(DAM) talks about the educational facilities of the Rohingya Children and Seeks to Implement the UNICEF’S Pilots Projects
Translation summary: Mohammad Ayas now lives at Kutupalong Rohingya Refugee Camp#07.
Ayas said that he has been teaching Rohingya children as a Rohingya volunteer teacher under the Dhaka Ahsania Mission(DAM) for a year. There are about 105 children in three shifts and each shift has about 35 students said Ayas. Also, Ayas said that there are one Rohingya and a host/local Bangladeshi teacher in every learning centers of the DAM. Besides, Ayas said that the students under 14 years old and level -1 to level four children are taught here at DAMS learning centers. Level one and level two have Burmese, English, Mathematics and Life skills and the level three and level four have Burmese, English, Mathematics, Life skills and Science. So, Burmese, English are taught by the Rohingya teachers and the Life skills, Mathematics and Science are thought by the local teachers.
Moreover, Ayas said that they have the chance to study in College and University in Arakan, Burma but here in the Rohingya migrants camp they do not have quality education and formal education except the level 1 to level four for Adult/Adolescent and school aged Rohingya children that’s why he is very much worried about the life the whole Rohingya future generation. He and other