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In Bangladesh reported the first death of refugees-Rohingya people from coronavirus

Bangladeshi authorities reported the first death among the refugees of ethnic Rohingya in refugee camps, deceased – 71-year-old man, reported The Straits Times.

"He died may 31. But last night we got confirmation that he died from the coronavirus," - said a senior health official in the district of Cox's Bazar toha Bhuyan.

Earlier official representative of the office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees Andrew Mahecic reported that after COVID-19 revealed the ethnic Rohingya refugee in Cox's Bazaar, under the threat of infection is over 1.2 million people. UNHCR fears that the virus could spread rapidly in densely populated settlements, where some 860 of thousands of ethnic Rohingya refugees. Another 400 thousand citizens of Bangladesh living in the surrounding communities. These groups are among the most at risk to the pandemic.

It was noted that in quarantine in the refugee camps there are 15 thousand refugees-Rohingya, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the camps was 29.

Rohingya ethnic Bengalis living in the Rakhine state in Myanmar, the descendants of Bengalis resettled there by the British colonial authorities in the late XIX – early XX century. Most Rohingya do not have citizenship of Myanmar, as considered in this country to illegal migrants, despite the fact that they live in Rakhine more than 100 years.

The Exodus of Rohingya people from Myanmar began in 2012, after sectarian clashes with the "Arkanchi" - the indigenous people of Rakhine. In 2015, more than 25 thousand Rohingya tried to enter into Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia by sea with the help of smugglers, after which the authorities of the three countries conducted an operation to curb the activities of these groups. In 2017 as a result of massive operations of the armed forces of Myanmar to sweep part of Rakhine state from the rebels from the ethnic Rohingya who attacked police stations and military units, more than 700 thousand Rohingya left Rakhine and crossed the border with Bangladesh, where people are still living in refugee camps.

According to the latest data, only in Bangladesh, more than 49.5 thousand cases of coronavirus, including more than 10.5 thousand recovered and 672 fatalities.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 6 million cases of infection, over 371 thousand people died.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.