Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/BANGLADESH – Covid-19 among Rohingya refugees: “Prevention and awareness measures are urgently needed”
Cox’s Bazar – “It is a difficult job, but now the priority is to stop the infection. In these settlements, where it is almost impossible to keep social distancing, Rohingya refugees are at high risk for the rapid spread of the infection due to Covid-19. It is urgent to put in place all the necessary measures”: says to Agenzia Fides the Bangladeshi Catholic George Mithu Gomes, who works in Cox’s Bazar as “Program Manager for Disaster Response “of the NGO “World Renew”. The alarm began after two women and three men of the Rohingya ethnic group were infected in the Lambashia camp, one of the 34 settlements that welcome refugees.