Bangladesh: Rohingya camps under ‘complete lockdown’ amid COVID-19 spread

at 5:44 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Bangladesh has imposed a “complete lockdown” in Cox’s Bazar district — home to over a million Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar — to halt the spread of coronavirus, according to media reports.

Experts have warned that the disease could spread quickly through the cramped, sewage-soaked alleys where the persecuted Muslim minority are housed in canvas and bamboo shacks.

No cases have been confirmed in the camps but one infection has been recorded.

The total number of positive cases jumped by 112 in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 330 in the country.

Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 fatalities reached 21 after another person died due to the novel coronavirus pandemic today, according to the country’s Health Ministry.