Virus slows Australian bushfire recovery | AFP

As Australia’s bushfire victims attempt to rebuild, the coronavirus pandemic has affected donations and the vital tourist trade, hampering recovery efforts. Local donation distribution organiser Mathew Hatcher says donations have dropped-off since the pandemic hit while shop owner Lorena Granados says the virus has slowed down trade as she attempts to restart her business after her store and home were destroyed in the fires.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔