Friday, 03 April 2020 15:12

Timor-Leste prepares for COVID-19

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2020TLPWeb150The Government of Timor-Leste has moved quickly to close boarders and insist on a 14-day quarantine for all people arriving from overseas. The Archbishop of Dili has cancelled all religious gatherings and all school are now closed. A State of Emergency has been declared and several hundred people are in compulsory quarantine. As of 2 April there is only one confirmed case.

In Zumalai, well ahead of the closure of schools Brother Antonio was working to strengthen the immune systems of our boarding house students with a plant extract known locally for its medicinal properties. Face masks were also issued to the children and teachers in both the parish primary school and the boarding house.

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