Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, January 07, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01072021 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, January 07, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· I am doing everything for the repatriation of Rohingya, but it is not working: Home Minister
· Myanmar police arrest nearly 100 Rohingya in raid on house in Yangoon
· U.S. Capitol Hill area declared closed, evening law enacted
· Democrats take control of U.S. Senate as they win second race in Georgia
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:36 minutes
Topic: Health Officials Watch for Side Effects from COVID-19 Vaccine.
Translation Summary: As COVID-19 vaccinations begin, health officials around the world are watching for any problems that might develop. These side effects -- a result from taking the vaccine -- are both expected and unexpected.
Recently, two health workers in the state of Alaska experienced allergic reactions after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. One had a severe reaction and was hospitalized for observation. The second worker’s reaction was less severe.
Britain recently reported two similar cases. The Associated Press (AP) reported that these people had serious allergies in the past. As a result, British officials have warned people with a history of severe allergies to medicines to delay getting the vaccination.
Health officials in the United States are not giving such a strong warning. Healthcare workers in the U.S. always ask people about allergies before vaccinations. Instructions for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine say to avoid it if you are severely allergic to one of its ingredients or already have had a reaction to it
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:50 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas from kutupalong camp urges authorities to start online classes for their children.
Translation Summary: Learning center and other institutions have been closed from April 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdown. Parents are worrying about their children’s education. As most of the countries started online classes including some refugee camps worldwide, Rohingyas are also thinking about its application into the camp since internet service resumed in Bangladesh refugee camp.
42 years old Azim Ullah is concerned about their children’s education. He said,” Education is very important for Rohingya children specially they need have education until grade 9. Bangladesh government has announced education facility for Rohingya children upto grade 9 but lockdown made it slower to start. We urge upon Government to prioritize this
Azim also has mentioned that, “As internet service resumed in the camp, I think online class is a better temporary option at this moment. We urge NGO’s, INGO’s and relevant authority to help on this matter.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz