Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, September 28, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 09282020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, September 28, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Rohingya Genocide: ICC considers holding hearings in Bangladesh
· US senators demand action after AP exposes palm oil abuses
· Trump Selects Amy Coney Barrett to Fill Ginsburg’s Seat on the Supreme Court
· Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's speech at the UN General Assembly
· China foreign ministry denies think-tank claims of Xinjiang mosque destruction
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:45 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Airlines Seek Quick Coronavirus Tests for Passengers
Summary: European airlines are aiming to give passengers quick, pre-flight coronavirus tests in an effort to get more travelers to start flying again. The tests could produce results in as little as 15 minutes. The airlines hope the effort will help convince passengers that flying is safe during the continuing health crisis. Germany’s Lufthansa is in talks with Swiss drug company Roche over deploying the so-called antigen tests, the Reuters news agency reported. Several airlines are planning to make the tests available to passengers as early as next month, Reuters said. Officials for Italy’s Alitalia told Reuters that the airline had added two flights from Milan to Rome that only accept passengers with negative coronavirus tests. Those flights are in addition to two it is already offering from Rome to Milan.
Alitalia says health officials give the tests at the airport. The tests are included in ticket prices. The airline also said it plans to offer more antigen-tested flights within Italy and internationally if they prove to be popular and safe. Unlike the more commonly used laboratory-based molecular tests for COVID-19, antigen tests do not require machines to process. However, the tests require collection of a nasal sample that can be unpleasant. They also have higher error rates than the molecular, or PCR, tests.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:49 minutes
Topic: NGO: “World Concern MEDAIR” is working to meet the nutritional needs.
Translation Summary: Mr. Mamunur Rashid (21) is working on Nutrition Fast as a Community Volunteer of “World Concern MEDAIR” (WC). Mr. Rashid said they mainly work with children suffering from malnutrition. They take care of malnourished children between the ages of 6 months to 59 months at the Nutrition Center and provide them with nutritious food. If the child changes after the 5th and 6th visit, such as the child's height and weight increase, the child will be removed from the nutrition program. He added that the nutrition center does not provide treatment or vaccines for major diseases like diarrhea and cholera and added that such patients are referred to hospitals. But vitamin A capsules are fed at the nutrition center. Rashid said he used to work in groups with the community but now the coronavirus has spread, he goes door-to-door for counseling. He said Rohingyas did not understand before but now they have become much more aware.
Mrs. Yeasmin (25) says that when her daughter was suffering from chronic malnutrition, she did not see any way and took to the nutrition center as advised by everyone & measuring her daughter's weight, height, etc., her child enters nutrition program and gives her some nutritious food and advice to keep the child clean and tidy. She added that the girl was taken for check-up every month and after a year of check-up; her daughter