Staff Reporter | Update: 2020-04-08 23:28:58
There are 34 Rohingya camps in Ukhiya-Teknaf in Cox's Bazar. More than 1 million Rohingya live here. Some NGOs have limited their activities because of the recent virus. There have been allegations that the rest of the NGOs continue their regular activities.
All Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar will remain as lockdown in the Cox's Bazar District Magistrate's announcement. Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC-Senior Joint Secretary) Md Mahbub Alam Talukder confirmed this information.
RRRC (Senior Joint Secretary) Md Mahbub Alam Talukder added that the announcement of a lockdown to a district by the Deputy Commissioner and the District Magistrate officially means that the entire area of that district will be automatically locked down.
Cox's Bazar District Magistrate Md. Kamal Hossain announced that the Rohingya refugee camps were set up in a lockdown announcement on Wednesday, 8th April, in the entire district of Cox's Bazar. There is no need to announce a separate lockdown at the Rohingya Refugee Camp. In addition, District Magistrate Md Kamal Hossain announced a lockdown to Cox's Bazar in consultation with all senior officials, including him.
RRRC (Senior Joint Secretary) Md. Mahbub Alam Talukdar also said that necessary directives have been given from the RRRC office, including CIC, to comply with all the restrictions of lockdown on Corona virus in 34 Rohingya refugee camps. He said the Rohingya refugee camps had already been unofficially controlled and limited in size as a lockdown to prevent the Corona virus infection.
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