A 71-year-old Rohingya man died from the coronavirus on May 31. He was undergoing treatment at a refugee camp’s isolation center in Bangladesh.
Here are five components of the story:
- Hundreds of thousands of refugees live in the camps set for Rohingyas in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.
- Rohingyas fled the persecution by the Burmese military back in 2016 and came all the way to Bangladesh’s coastal cities.
- The camps in Cox Bazar are squalid with a lack of proper healthcare and clean water. Thousands of Rohingya live in tightly packed tents and shacks that increase the risk of the spread of the virus.
- At least 29 Rohingya have tested positive for the coronavirus so far.
- The death of the 71-year-old escalated fears about a potentially devastating outbreak in a ravaged community.