Uganda is still on lockdown: in common with most other countries, restrictions are in place across the country. At the time of writing there have been 616 reported cases of coronavirus in Uganda, 103 have recovered and there have been no deaths.
At 7 pm every evening a curfew applies across the country and, apart from emergency medical reasons. Many people have lost their jobs or been laid off without pay. Food prices have escalated.
Some easing of restrictions is being considered and some changes have been implemented. Businesses have been allowed to re-open apart from salons, gyms and shopping arcades. Most shops are still closed which may cause problems purchasing school resources. Public transport was suspended in Uganda months ago, but private transport is now allowed: a lot of cycling is taking place from Luwero to Kiryanyonza and further afield. Facemasks are compulsory to everyone going out in public.
Schools were closed and all pupils and staff were sent home. Preparations are in hand for the phased reopening of schools at some point during this month, albeit in a limited format.
An emergency financial aid package has been transferred to the Project to alleviate immediate suffering.
Please pray for the physical and mental health of all our friends in Luwero during these extraordinary times. It is a huge boon to them to know that they are in our prayers.