First coronavirus death confirmed in Rohingya camp

Sun Online Desk

2nd June, 2020 06:51:45 printer

First coronavirus death confirmed in Rohingya camp

A 71-year-old man has become the first Rohingya person living in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar to die of coronavirus, say officials concerned.

A health official said the victim died in an isolation centre run by the medical charity MSF. He was from Kutupalong, the largest of the camps, in Cox's Bazar district, according to an international agency report.

So far 31 Rohingya refugees have been confirmed to have coronavirus in the most densely populated refugee camp in the world.

Nearly a million Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar are currently living in Bangladesh.


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