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First Rohingya Refugee Dies of COVID-19 in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar

HeadlineJun 02, 2020

As global coronavirus cases top 6.2 million and deaths surpass 375,000, countries around the world continue to ease restrictions, even as the World Health Organization warns that premature reopenings could cause a new wave of infections.

In Bangladesh, the first Rohingya refugee has died of COVID-19. The 71-year-old had been living in Cox’s Bazar, the world’s largest refugee camp, home to 1 million Rohingya. This comes as Bangladesh reported over 2,900 new cases nationwide in the past day — the highest daily number yet.

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