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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Papua1: Putting People First

Korwa, Johni R. V.


This paper examines how the province of Papua responded quickly to close its borders, indicating a level of distrust in the national authorities’ ability to protect Papuans from COVID-19. It also reasons that the virus is perceived by native Papuans as an existential threat given their already vulnerable position as Indigenous people.

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2020/12
DOI: 10.25911/5ec659100053b
Access Rights: Open Access


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