Refugee and Settlement Help – Coronavirus ~ Covid-19

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[s]Advice – in language – about Health Issues[/s]

Department of HealthThe Australian Government Department of Health has issued advice - in languages - about health and illness and Coronavirus. This advice addresses Influenza, Pregnant Women and those who have Cancer. Read more here


Health Translations - contracted by the Victorian Government - provide an very big list of translations here

[s]Getting Tested[/s]

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Listen to Getting Tested in ARABIC يتوفر الاختبار حاليًا للأشخاص الذين يعانون من الأعراض التالية ، مهما كانت خفيفة: الحمى والقشعريرة أو التعرق والسعال والتهاب الحلق وضيق التنفس وسيلان الأنف وفقدان حاسة الشم أو الذوق. Listen to Getting Tested in DARI Listen to Getting Tested in DINKA Listen to Getting Tested in FARSI آزمایش در حال حاضر برای افرادی که علائم زیر دارند ، هر چند خفیف باشد: تب ، لرز یا عرق ، سرفه ، گلو درد ، تنگی نفس ، آبریزش بینی و از بین رفتن حس بو و مزه. Listen to Getting Tested in HINDI परीक्षण वर्तमान में निम्नलिखित लक्षणों वाले लोगों के लिए उपलब्ध है, हालांकि हल्के: बुखार, ठंड लगना या पसीना, खांसी, गले में खराश, सांस की तकलीफ, बहती नाक और गंध या स्वाद की भावना का नुकसान। Listen to Getting Tested in MANDARIN 目前可以针对以下症状的患者进行测试,但是症状较轻:发烧,发冷或出汗,咳嗽,喉咙痛,呼吸急促,流鼻涕以及嗅觉或味觉丧失。 Listen to Getting Tested in PASHTO ازموینې اوس مهال د لاندې نښو نښانو سره د خلکو لپاره شتون لري ، که څه هم ډیرې دي: تبه ، تودوخه یا خوله کول ، ټوخی ، د ستوني خوږ کول ، د ساه لنډېدل ، د پزې نښې ، او د بوی یا ذوق احساس له لاسه ورکول. Listen to Getting Tested in PUNJABI ਟੈਸਟਿੰਗ ਇਸ ਸਮੇਂ ਹੇਠਾਂ ਦੇ ਲੱਛਣਾਂ ਵਾਲੇ ਲੋਕਾਂ ਲਈ ਉਪਲਬਧ ਹੈ, ਹਾਲਾਂਕਿ ਇਹ ਹਲਕੇ: ਬੁਖਾਰ, ਠੰ. ਜਾਂ ਪਸੀਨਾ, ਖੰਘ, ਗਲੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਖਰਾਸ਼, ਸਾਹ ਚੜ੍ਹਨਾ, ਨੱਕ ਵਗਣਾ, ਅਤੇ ਗੰਧ ਜਾਂ ਸੁਆਦ ਦੀ ਭਾਵਨਾ ਦਾ ਨੁਕਸਾਨ. Listen to Getting Tested in SAMOAN Suʻega o loʻo avanoa mo tagata o loʻo i ai i auga o loʻo i lalo nei, peitaʻi e le tigaina: fiva, maʻalili pe afu, tale, tiga faʻaʻi, manava puʻeina, tataʻe le isu, ma na le maua se manogi po o lona tofo. Listen to Getting Tested in TURKISH Şu anda aşağıdaki semptomları olan kişiler için testler mevcuttur, ancak hafif: ateş, titreme veya terleme, öksürük, boğaz ağrısı, nefes darlığı, burun akıntısı ve koku veya tat alma duyusu kaybı. Listen to Getting Tested in URDU فی الحال جانچ ان افراد کے ل is درج ذیل علامات کے ساتھ دستیاب ہے ، تاہم اس میں ہلکا سا: بخار ، سردی لگ رہی ہے یا پسینہ آنا ، کھانسی ، گلے میں خراش ، سانس کی قلت ، ناک بہنا ، اور بو یا ذائقہ کا احساس کم ہونا۔.

[s]Covid 19 information in Audio [/s]

Covid 19 information in Audio

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Services Australia (formerly Centrelink) have made information available in audio format for easy listening and understanding.

You can listen to advice about Coronavirus in your language (Arabic, Cantonese, Dari, Dinka, Fijian, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Nepalese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese).

You can listen to Economic Support Payments and coronavirus supplement (Arabic, Assyrian, Cantonese, Croatian, Dari, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Persian (Farsi), Serbian).

Reporting Racism in Language

Recently there has been an upsurge in racist abuse and attacks in parts of the nation. In response, the Home Affairs Dept has prepared Fact Sheet entitled "Racism has no place in Australia" which has been translated to many languages. A selection of translations are given here for local community reading and, where necessary, taking of action against racism. Read more here

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[s]Translated resources – coronavirus (COVID-19)[/s]

DHHS LogoThe Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) has updated its provision of translated resources to the CALD community. Here, we provide a selection supplied by DHHS for local use. The translated pages are completely in the languages indicated (ie., there is no English.)
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