Posted: 16th June 2020

COVID-19 in the countries we work in overseas – update 14

At Signpost International we want to continue to keep you up to date with the current Coronavirus situation in the countries and communities we work in.

At the time of publishing (3.15pm on Wednesday 17th June 2020) this is the current situation in the countries we work in.


There are now 724 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda and no confirmed cases in the communities we work in. Uganda continues to take tentative steps after lifting lockdown and there are still many restrictions in place with many businesses still closed along with places of worship and schools.


The Tanzanian government continue not to release any data relating to Coronavirus. On Monday president Magufuli announced that all schools in Tanzania will reopen as of June 29th after three months of closure due to covid-19. Magufuli said the decision was taken as the number of infections has drastically dropped. Tanzania will be the first country in East Africa to reopen schools. Universities and colleges in the country reopened on 1st June.

The Philippines

There are now 27,238 confirmed cases of the virus with a death toll of 1,108 in the Philippines, with no confirmed cases in the community we work in. On Monday president Duterte said partial restrictions would remain in place in the capital city, Manila, for another two weeks because the threat from the virus was still present. Duterte reinstated strict lockdown rules in Cebu city, the country’s fifth most populous city, following an increase in new infections. Iloilo city remains in enhanced community quarantine.

Please do continue to pray for all of the Countries and communities we work in throughout the world.