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Posted on 03/26/2020
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With new coronavirus information coming out daily — in some cases hourly — it’s tough to keep up and keep facts straight. But for the many immigrants living in the Greater Akron area, the challenge is real.

Akron resident Sudan Rai and his friend Arjun Lama produce Indrawoti Creations, a YouTube channel designed for Akron’s Nepali community. They recently interviewed Nepali Dr. Elina Shakya.

“Basically what we focus on is how to be safe No. 1 and No. 2 what is coronavirus,” Rai said. “And how they need to contact their health care provider if they see some kind of symptoms.”

The men aren’t compensated for making the videos. Their YouTube channel is named in honor of Rai’s mother, an unpaid social worker who for more than 18 years spoke out for refugees living in camps in Nepal, Rai said. She resettled in United States in 2009. Read more here >>.

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