The local administration in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh which houses Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, imposed a week-long complete lockdown in five Rohingya Camps of Ukhiya from Friday.
The Cox’s Bazar district Corona prevention committee decided to impose a 10-day long complete lockdown from Friday in the Teknaf Upazila as COVID 19 cases surged in the area.
All activities in the Rohingya camps have been suspended except for emergency services like medicine and food supplies.On Wednesday, 45 Rohingyas from the camps tested Coronapositive out of 247 tested, AFP quoted the local health coordinator of the area.
Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen in an interview with CNN said that Bangladesh is unable to provide the second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to the people as it has run out of supplies. He said Bangladesh is trying to procure vaccines from several other countries including Russia and China.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh reported 26 deaths and 1504 fresh Corona cases on Friday taking the death toll to 12,310. The sample positivity rate in the country was reported at 8.22 percent while recovery rate was 92.61 percent.