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Bangladesh authorities places 5,000 Rohingya below lockdown after Four refugees check optimistic for Covid-19

Bangladesh government puts 5,000 Rohingya under lockdown after 4 refugees test positive for Covid-19

The Bangladesh authorities put 5,000 Rohingya below lockdown on the Kutupalong shelter camp, after two refugees from the camp examined optimistic for Covid-19 on Friday.

To date, 4 Rohingya refugees have examined optimistic for Covid-19. Out of those, two of them are residents of Kutupalong shelter camp.

“All of the 5,000 refugees at Kutupalong camp might be examined,” mentioned Well being Coordinator of Refugee, Reduction and Rehabilitation Fee, Abu Toha M R H Bhuiyan.

In April, the native administration had imposed a lockdown in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps after numerous Covid-19 circumstances have been detected within the district.

In keeping with the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Rohingyas who occupy the densely populated camps in Bangladesh are among the many world’s most weak to the extremely contagious virus, which has unfold quickly throughout the globe.

In the meantime, help staff have warned of a possible humanitarian catastrophe if there’s a important enhance of Covid-19 circumstances within the camps in Bangladesh, which has reported about 300 deaths because of the virus.

Another Rohingya refugee in Cox’s Bazar has examined optimistic for the lethal Covid-19 within the final 24 hours, elevating the full variety of confirmed circumstances to Four from the neighborhood.

The circumstances have been confirmed on Friday afternoon by Dr Anupam Barua, professor at Cox’s Bazar Medical Faculty.

“A complete of 184 suspected samples have been examined on Friday from the eight upazilas below the district — 34 Rohingya camps, Bandarban’s Naikhongchhari upazila, and Chittagong’s Lohagara upazila. As many 24 examined optimistic for Covid-19. Out of those, one was a observe up report of a affected person who was detected earlier, and one was Rohingya refugee,” mentioned Anupam Barua.

Of the remaining, six are from Cox’s Bazar Sadar, eight from Chakaria, seven from Ukhiya, and one from Pekua, he added.

As many as 3,731 virus suspected samples have been examined within the final 45 days at a coronavirus testing lab at Cox’s Bazar Medical Faculty, which mentioned 189 of them are corona optimistic.

Moheshkhali reported 12 circumstances, whereas Teknaf reported 7, Ukhiya 21, Ramu 3, Chakaria 61, Cox’s Bazar Sadar 43, Pekua 22, Kutubdia 1; Four are from Rohingya camps and the remaining are from close by areas — Bandarban, Chittagong’s Lohagara and Satkania upazilas.

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