Tapu, Rapa Nui’s ancestral philosophy that has been key to eradicating Covid-19
The “Tapu” is a Polynesian concept of self-care and shelter, a strict regime of protection of the people against any adversity. In this case, against the pandemic. For this reason, the mayor of Rapa Nui, Pedro Edmunds Paoa, invoked the “tapu” among the inhabitants of the island, where today live more than 7,000 people. The ancestral measure has become an example of responsibility based on respect for the community, as it was explained by Mr. Edmunds in the video below.