Surveillance of our wastewater, sewage and stormwater for traces of SARS-CoV-2 is something most Australians are now used to. Since October 2020 Australia has been sharing it with our neighbours in Southeast Asia.
“I had no idea about this new disease that people were talking about. When I read that it was caused by a virus and that it was already among us, I thought we were going to drop dead like chickens everywhere,”
In lockdown so many of us have felt like prisoners. Confined to our homes, with movement restricted for our own safety, yet knowing our freedoms would return. For prisoners in Indonesia it’s been a very different story.
COVID-19 has hit those already vulnerable in our world, particularly hard. In Cambodia, Ms Sieng Sokchan is wheelchair-bound and is doing what she can to help protect her community from this deadly pandemic.