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Locals to the rescue: Indonesians save stranded Rohingya refugees

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In this week’s show, we look at Pakistan which has one of the fastest growing infection rates for Covid-19 in the world. The crisis is exposing shortcomings in the government's response and the health care system. Next, we head to Indonesia where locals have come to the aid of Rohingya refugees stranded at sea. Locals were angry that authorities had initially refused to let the asylum-seekers onto dry land over coronavirus fears. Finally, we go to Wuhan in China, where the virus first emerged. We see how marriages and divorces are surging after life in lockdown.