20 Mar 2020

Covid-19: UNICEF encourages community defenses

From , 5:04 am on 20 March 2020


With the COVID-19 coronavirus gaining a foothold in the Pacific, aid agencies are stepping up to help prevent its spread.

The UN children's agency UNICEF says the most effective measures can be taken by communities themselves.

UNICEF's Pacific representative, Sheldon Yett, told Dominic Godfrey the agency is taking its lead from the region's governments and the World Health Organisation. 

UNICEF Pacific representative, Sheldon Yett.

UNICEF Pacific representative, Sheldon Yett. Photo: Twitter / Sheldon Yett