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First Rohingya refugee dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh camps

Aid workers have warned of risk of humanitarian disaster from COVID-19

Rohingya refugees gather to mark the second anniversary of the exodus at the Kutupalong camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, in August 2019.   © Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) -- An elderly Rohingya refugee has become the first person to die from coronavirus in the world's largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh, where there are fears the disease could spread fast due to overcrowding.

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