Authorities in Bangladesh are working hard to try and keep coronavirus out of Rohingya refugee camps. No cases have been reported so far, but an outbreak could prove devastating under the current overcrowded conditions in the camps.
After the first COVID-19 case was detected in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, aid agencies warn that without additional resources, there would be a public health catastrophe.
Millions of people fled or took shelter as the "super cyclone" battered into the Indian and Bangladeshi coasts. Cities were flooded and winds reached 160 kilometers (100 miles) per hour.
Super cyclone Amphan has left more than 80 people dead and millions more evacuated or without electricity. "The situation is more worrying than the coronavirus pandemic," an Indian official said.
As the strongest cyclone to strike the Bay of Bengal in 20 years makes landfall, Bangladesh's coronavirus restrictions and poor disaster preparedness threaten catastrophe in an already impoverished area.
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