NACCHO Aboriginal #MentalHealth and #CoronaVirus News Alert No 30 : April 3 #KeepOurMobSafe : With contributions from @KenWyattMP @MarkMcGowanMP @TheAHCWA @AMSANTaus @RHDAustralia #Yarrabah and Cherbourg etc

1.Minister Ken Wyatt’s $123 million boost to Indigenous response to COVID-19.

Plus watch Minister’s ABC-TV interview about COVID-19 and remote communities.

2.One ventilator, 400 people with respiratory illness. Yarrabah FNQ community is ‘incredibly vulnerable.

3.Stronger restrictions in place to protect Kimberley residents from COVID-19.

4.The answer to Indigenous vulnerability to coronavirus: a more equitable public health agenda.

5.AMSANT VIDEOS : New Northern Territory COVID-19 videos released

6 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Sheet | Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

7. Uluru artists depict COVID-19 healthmessages through traditional Indigenousdot paintings

8. Cherbourg, devastated by Spanish flu, among Indigenous communities in COVID-19 lockdown

9. ORIC has now set up a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 updates

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

See how NACCHO protects our mob Corona Virus Home Page

Read all 28 NACCHO Aboriginal Health and Coronas Virus Alerts HERE

1.Minister Ken Wyatt’s $123 million boost to Indigenous response to COVID-19.

Read full press release Here

Plus watch Minister’s ABC-TV interview about COVID-19 and remote communities.

Ministers interview starts at 43 minute mark . Just slide the base across

Watch Afternoon Briefing Thursday 2/4/2020 in iview

2.One ventilator, 400 people with respiratory illness. Yarrabah FNQ community is ‘incredibly vulnerable.

More than 200 people have been forced into quarantine in a remote Indigenous community, with vulnerable elders living alongside possible coronavirus cases due to a lack of isolation facilities.

Key points:

  • Residents of indigenous communities say overcrowding makes physical distancing and quarantine measures difficult
  • The overcrowding means some residents with coronavirus symptoms are fearful they’ll pass the disease on to older residents
  • The Federal Government has announced measures to combat the spread, with the Minister for Indigenous Australians saying “we will get through this”

Our ACCHO Health services in Yarrabah, in far north Queensland, have ramped up COVID-19 testing among residents showing symptoms this week, as the virus draws closer to their community.

3.Stronger restrictions in place to protect Kimberley residents from COVID-19.

 ” Unfortunately, we have already seen a number of COVID-19 cases in the Kimberley region, which is of serious concern. We know just how vulnerable the Kimberley and the Aboriginal community is in this situation – so we cannot take any chances. There are already strict measures in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Kimberley, particularly residents in remote Aboriginal communities. Access to the Kimberley is strictly restricted, under State and Commonwealth law – and is closed to tourists and visitors.”

Premier Mark Mc Gowan

Read more HERE

4.The answer to Indigenous vulnerability to coronavirus: a more equitable public health agenda.

Read more HERE

5.AMSANT VIDEOS : New Northern Territory COVID-19 videos released.

Alison Anderson: English messaging – https://vimeo.com/globalheadquarters/review/402456106/989f7ec2c5

Alison Anderson: Western Arrernte messaging https://vimeo.com/globalheadquarters/review/402455729/f68fdc8107

Maemae’s Torres Strait Islander Kriol animation voice-over – https://vimeo.com/globalheadquarters/review/402829520/72d2d8066a

6 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Sheet | Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia

Read more HERE

7. Uluru artists depict COVID-19 healthmessages through traditional Indigenousdot paintings

Read more HERE

8. Cherbourg, devastated by Spanish flu, among Indigenous communities in COVID-19 lockdown

Read more HERE

9. ORIC has now set up a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 updates

The Office of the Registrar Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) is working on temporary arrangements to support Aboriginal organisations’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, as you are faced with unique challenges at this time.

Read press release

For up-to-date information and resources, ORIC has now set up a dedicated webpage for COVID-19 updates, at oric.gov.au/covid19.

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

10.Gallery of COVID-19 on social media images to share.

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