Kit BlogCategory: Timor Leste

Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Timor Leste

06 Oct 2020 | Author: Teem Wing Yip

Dr. Teem-Wing Yip is an Australian doctor who's been a supporter of the Leprosy Mission since she spent an elective with Heather and Trevor Smith in McKean Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre when she was a medical student.  She's been living and working in Dili, Timor-Leste, since last year, first at an Australian-funded NGO, and currently with an international organisation as a public health specialist supporting the government's response to COVID-19. Back in March, there was a lot of anxiety about COVID-19.  On afternoon the first case was announced, I suddenly noticed that most people were wearing masks and everyone was washing hands before going into shops.  Security guards outside shops wouldn't let you in until you had washed your hands.

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