Uganda: Covid Shows Up Sheering Inequality
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Uganda: Covid Shows Up Sheering Inequality

“The cost of hospital care for those with COVID-19 is incredibly high in Uganda,” SDB members say in a Monday, July 19 report, and add, “some private hospitals in the country are charging up to 5 million Uganda shillings per day (US$1,400.00).” In the report, the Director of Don Bosco Namugongo School, Fr. Ellie Nyandwi, has…

Uganda: Worrying Rise in Covid-19 Infections and Deaths
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Uganda: Worrying Rise in Covid-19 Infections and Deaths

How is Uganda coping? Not well, I am afraid. Our health system is quite fragile and was never built for large scale or prolonged critical care. There have been pockets of success building the resilience of the health system, but efforts are generally fragmented and rarely consolidated. So the country’s health system has been stretched…

East Africa: An Update from the Regional Superior
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East Africa: An Update from the Regional Superior

It has really been an unpredictable time for all of us and we thank God for keeping us safe till now We are experiencing total lockdown in Uganda. All inter district movement is prohibited and so too every little activity that congregates people. There is partial lockdown in Kenya especially Western Kenya. A few of…

Kisumu, Kenya: Striking Witness to Life at the Grassroots in Times of Covid.
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Kisumu, Kenya: Striking Witness to Life at the Grassroots in Times of Covid.

The KUAP Pandipieri projects in Kisumu, Kenya arose from the idea that problems should be solved in the first place by the own community, with as much own resources as possible and using the talents that are present. KUAP Pandipieri is now one of the oldest projects in East Africa and a recognized NGO that…

Philippines: Corona Related Mental Health Issues
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Philippines: Corona Related Mental Health Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic does not only bring physical infirmity but affects the total state of wellness of everybody. Nobody is never affected. Nothing is never untouched. The damage is so severe that it brings most governments, civil and religious, to its knees. However, something is being given an utmost important at this pandemic time, “mental…

Malaysia: Rising Tide of Covid-19
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Malaysia: Rising Tide of Covid-19

The Church’s gesture of solidarity comes amid a rising tide of Covid-19 cases in the Southeast Asian country in recent weeks, with Sarawak state in Borneo being among the worst-hit territories. The country has recorded more than 662,000 cases and 3,968 deaths from the contagion. On June 14, it registered 4,949 new cases including 1,523…

India: Covid-19 Claims Lives of More Than 500 Priests and Religious
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India: Covid-19 Claims Lives of More Than 500 Priests and Religious

A detailed search has been carried out by Fr. Suresh Matthew OFM Cap in compiling details of Covid casualties of priests in India with the sole intention of helping the Church with data collection. Since it has been have seen European Churches gathering data and communicating it to the universal Church.Thanks to his efforts in…

Malaysia Imposes Total Lockdown
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Malaysia Imposes Total Lockdown

“This decision was made after taking into account the current situation of Covid-19 transmission in Malaysia with daily case numbers exceeding 8,000 and active cases exceeding 70,000,” it said. According to Our World in Data, Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 infections per million people, on a seven-day rolling basis, exceeded India last week amid a surge in…

India: Millions Pushed into Poverty Due to Covid
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India: Millions Pushed into Poverty Due to Covid

The closure of many businesses during coronavirus lockdowns means that millions of Indians have fallen below the poverty line by living on less than US$5 a day. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi in this YouTube video.

Buea, Cameroon: Bishop Bibi Castigates Government Over Corona Funds Corruption
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Buea, Cameroon: Bishop Bibi Castigates Government Over Corona Funds Corruption

“I really felt bad that within a period like this when most people, most governments are trying to look for ways and means of combating COVID 19 disease – a virus that is killing and taking away the lives of many people – that people will still have the audacity to embezzle funds of this…

India: Cremation Crisis
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India: Cremation Crisis

The spread of the coronavirus appears to be slowing in India. Cases have fallen for the third day in a row – raising hopes that the worst could soon be over. But deaths from COVID-19 are still rising. More than 4,000 people have again died within a day. Corpses of COVID-19 victims continue to wash…

Sarawak, Malaysia: Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Infections
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Sarawak, Malaysia: Sharp Rise in Covid-19 Infections

Fr. Mathews Olili MHM writes: Here in Malaysia we are all fine, except that the cases continue rising everyday. Last year we in Sarawak, where all our Members are, were spared the direct effects of it. Though movement was restricted and all Church activities suspended, our areas nevertheless largely remained with negative cases. However, this…