Calls for NSW Health to add Greek translation of coronavirus information updates

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Sophie Cotsis, Member for Canterbury, has written to NSW Health Minister to include a Greek translation of the frequently asked questions on its website regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

NSW Health’s website contains detailed information which has been translated into eight community languages, however Greek is not one of them.

Ms Cotsis said “Over 80,000 people in NSW speak Greek as their first language – almost 10,000 of those are residents in my electorate of Canterbury.

“We must make sure critical information about COVID-19 is accessible to everyone.

“In our community, the elderly need to take extra precaution. Having multilingual information, including in Greek, will help people and their carers to understand preventative measures that can be implemented to reduce the chances of infection during this global pandemic.”

“Earlier this week, my colleague and Labor Spokesperson for Health, Ryan Park, highlighted the great concern about the Coronavirus among communities where English is not their first language” said Ms Cotsis.

Link to Frequently Asked Questions webpage: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus-resources-cald.aspx

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