10 Apr 2021

Flood-hit Timor faces new challenge in preventing Covid-19

From , 6:03 am on 10 April 2021

Timor-Leste has been hit by deadly flooding and landslides amid the threat of a new Covid-19 outbreak.

According to local authorities, six children are among dozens who lost their lives during the Easter weekend disaster which also destroyed homes, bridges and roads - inundating the capital.

Amid all of this the country announced its first covid-related death on Monday - a 44-year-old woman who had been undergoing treatment for the infection in Dili.

Her death was announced on the same day Timor Leste received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccinces.

Christine Rovoi reports.


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