Bangladesh begins COVID vaccination drive for Rohingya refugees

INTERNATIONAL The government of Bangladesh and aid agencies have started vaccinating Rohingya refugees against coronavirus as a surge in cases raises health concerns in the sprawling, cramped camps where more than one million people who fled Myanmar are sheltering. The highly transmissible Delta variant is driving an infection surge across[…]

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1st Rohingya in Myanmar tests positive for virus

A Rohingya man in Myanmar tested positive for the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Thursday, the first confirmed case in the persecuted Muslim minority in the country’s western Rakhine state. The Rohingya man is being treated at a public hospital in Maungdaw, a town near Myanmar’s western border with neighboring[…]

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