A little good news!
Helping the the most vulnerable people during the COVID-19 pandemic is not only the right thing to do, but the smartest thing to do.
Timor-Leste, as at 14 April 2020, has only 2 confirmed cases of Coronavirus. We have been informed by Mr Laurentino Guterres, Director of KATILOSA, that all public transport in Timor-Leste has ceased. However, this has not stopped KATILOSA staff conducting home visits to children and adults with disabilities. Having a disability in Timor-Leste does add to social isolation and having KATILOSA staff conduct visits, provides a connectedness that can offer them resilience in these challenging times.
While no physiotherapy is available to the children and adults due to safe distancing regulations, KATILOSA staff are able to check in on the well-being of clients and their families and provide advice on how to maintain therapeutic exercises and health during this period.
These visits are also an opportunity to educate children and their families about COVID-19 and to monitor their general health and help them access support if there is any concern about having contracted the virus. #covidcantstopGOOD
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