Recent news from Zambia is encouraging. Joyce, from our local partner, Wukwashi, tells us she has had a bad back but, otherwise, she and Henry and their children are all well. All the Wukwashi volunteers are well too, as are the children and families they serve.
When we spoke to Joyce, there had been very few reported cases of COVID-19: 1,382 positive coronavirus cases out of 45,248 tests conducted, with only 11 deaths. Life was very much returning to normal in Zambia and even churches were reopening, as long as members of the congregation wore masks.
However, things have changed a little in the last two weeks. There has been an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 and, because of this, restrictions on movement have been tightened. The Zambian parliament has been adjourned, for example. Wukwashi is therefore continuing to support families in their network with vulnerable children, but still being very cautious about hygiene and social distancing.
Please pray for Zambia and for Wukwashi, in particular.
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