Yuendemu and Yuelamu communities band together to face first COVID outbreak

Yuendemu and Yuelamu communities band together to face first COVID outbreak

Yuendemu and Yuelamu communities band together to face first COVID outbreak/ By Eliza Goetze and Samantha Jonscher As they do every week, Dadu Gorey, Fiona Kitson and Louise Kelly are a blur of action in the kitchen at Purple House Old People's Program in Yuendumu. Key points: - Yuendemu and Yuelamu are located in the Tanami Desert, north-west of Alice Springs - The two communities have recorded 43 COVID cases so far - A lockout has been extended until next Thursday The workers at the aged care service are busy roasting potatoes, cooking rice and simmering chicken stew while outside, a hot desert wind blows in smoke from a nearby bushfire. Mrs Gorey sings hymns while she washes the dishes. Like they do every week, Freddie Williams and Ericson White …
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