We want to continue to keep you, our Global Neighbours in the loop about the current situation regarding COVID-19 in the countries and communities we work in overseas
At the time of publishing (1:45pm on Friday 24th April 2020) this is the current situation in the countries we work in.
There are now 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda and no confirmed cases in the communities we work in.
The country remains in lockdown after last week’s three-week extension.
There have now been 285 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tanzania and 10 confirmed deaths, with no confirmed cases in the communities we work in.
In the last week the number of confirmed cases have risen by 197, the biggest increase in the country so far.
Social gatherings and schools are still suspended but places of worship remain open.
There are now 7,192 confirmed cases of the virus with a death toll of 477 in the Philippines.
Today, Friday 24th April, the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte extended enhanced community quarantine in Manila (the capital city) until May 15th stretching the lockdown to 8 weeks.
There have been no confirmed cases in the neighbourhood of West Habog Habog where we work. West Habog Habog is a neighbourhood in Iloilo city and on Friday in response to the extension of enhanced community quarantine in Manila the Governor of Iloilo said the same extension in Iloilo is subject to re-checking.
Thank you for all your prayers and we ask you to continue praying for an end to this virus throughout the world and for all the countries and the communities we work with.
Last week we launched our help build community resilience appeal which displays how we are supporting communities throughout the world to help stem the spread of COVID-19 and how you can help. Any support you can give will strengthen the abilities of the communities we work with to respond to health challenges for years to come.