While here in Australia we currently have COVID-19 well contained, many of our partner countries have seen an alarming spike in infections.
Our nearest neighbours in PNG are seeing their fragile health system overwhelmed, and there are lockdowns in Bangladesh and Fiji, while restrictions continue in the Philippines and Thailand. Christy Reddy shared a Fiji Health & Medical Services Department update on Facebook, which stated there have been COVID cases in communities where GMP works – including Nadi, Lautoka and Nausori, which have all become official containment areas.
The most recent news about India is concerning. Maharashtra State is one of the worst affected areas, and cases in the megacities of Mumbai and Delhi are rising. Daniel and Glory Gaikwad (Hosanna Ministries, Mumbai) tested positive for COVID, as did some staff and family members at Ashwood Hospital, Daund. All have since experienced a full recovery. Philemon Pawar says of the situation, “Thanks for your concern and love. The COVID epidemic is very bad...it is spreading fast...many are dying...hospitals are full with patients...”. Thailand, too, is now experiencing record numbers of cases.
Our partners and their nations need your prayers and support.
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