Posted: 27th May 2020

COVID-19 in the countries we work in overseas – update 11

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 (11:00am on Wednesday 27th May 2020) this is the current situation in the countries we work in.


There are 253 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda and no confirmed cases in the communities we work in. After last week’s announcement that lockdown restrictions would be eased from June 2nd, the situation in the past week has remained unchanged. With only specific shops open and public transport closed. But as of next Tuesday, schools will open to pupils sitting exams, regulated public transport with limited passengers will resume and more shops will be allowed to open.


The government of Tanzania are currently standing firm in their position not to release any official figures in relation to Coronavirus. Schools and Universities are currently still closed but are expected to open again in the next week. Marketplaces, shops, public transport, and places of worship continue to operate as normal.

The Philippines

There are now 14,669 confirmed cases of the virus with a death toll of 886 in the Philippines. There have been no confirmed cases in the neighbourhood of West Habog Habog where we work. At the start of this week President Duterte told the nation that he will not allow schools to reopen without a vaccine for Coronavirus and if no one graduates so be it. This statement has brought a lot of confusion and anxiety with many fearful that children are not going to be able to attend school for a long time. In Iloilo city modified community quarantine continues with public transport operating with limited services and limited passengers and offices are now opened but with strict physical distancing in place. The country’s capital, Manila, have moved out of enhanced community quarantine and have transitioned to modified community quarantine.

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.