The coronavirus epidemic has spread from China in the past few weeks and is now active around the globe, including Rwanda. At the time of writing the country has recorded 8 cases although in a population of around 13 million this number will almost certainly rise.
Aside from the precautionary measures which are being taken in Scotland, there will be an inevitable impact on the charity's activities in Rwanda. In Rwanda schoolchildren have been sent home. All-day care facilities, which includes our Day Care project have been suspended for two weeks. Church services have also been suspended.
We have a trip to Rwanda planned for May and this is now under review. It is unclear how long travel restrictions will be in place and a decision will be taken nearer the time with due consideration of the situation in Rwanda. In the meanwhile we are monitoring developments.