Coronavirus and prevention measures – India

Coronavirus and prevention measures - India

India

 Corona Virus Symptoms:

3 -7 Days: Fever, Dry cough, breathing difficulty.

How to prevent yourself from contracting Corona Virus

Since the virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, keep 3-5 feet distance from any person.

When you greet one another say Namaste and do not shake hands or hug a person.

Wash your hands every 20 minutes with soap or hand sanitizers. Use the following steps of hand washing.

  1. Wet hands and apply enough liquid soap to create a good lather
  2. Rub palms together
  3. Rub the back of the hands
  4. Interlink your fingers.
  5. Cup your fingers
  6. Clean the thumbs
  7. Rub palm with your fingers
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SACC Local Ecumenical Action Network

SACC Local Ecumenical Action Network

by the South African Council of Churches (SACC)

"Getting through the CORONA pandemic will require people to act together where they are. We all have a role to play, and there is a lot we can do in our own communities. We commend the  government’s response to CORONA, and offer these guidelines as a way for churches to work together in communities  to strengthen and support the government’s response. The Church has been a vehicle for public good and change in this country. Let us step up together in this challenging time." - Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana

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The Church, COVID 19 and Integral Mission

The Church, COVID 19 and Integral Mission

by  Martin Kapenda, National Coordinator- Micah Zambia

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) broke out in Wuhan, China in December 2019, and on the 11th of March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a global pandemic. Normal life in many places has since been affected. COVID-19 is not just a healthy issue. It has also revealed different layers of socio-economic inequality in most of the countries. For instance, in the United Kingdom people from BAME (BLACK ASIANS AND MINORITY ETHNIC) communities appear to be disproportionately affected by COVID-19. In the United States of America which has a higher number of Minorities than the UK, people of color (African Americans/Hispanic/Native Americans), have been some of the most affected. According to Sherita Golden (John Hopkins Medicine 4/2020), disproportionate rates of COVID -19 illness and death in Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native communities are more than in white communities. These communities, says Golden, “share common social and economic factors, already in place before the pandemic, that increased their risk for COVID-19”. She further observes that risk factors for people of colour include, living in crowded housing conditions, working in essential fields, inconsistent access to health care, and stress and immunity. Some of these factors also apply to communities at risk in other parts of the world.

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Jim Harries Covid research listings

Jim Harries Covid research listings

by Jim Harries

BIOGRAPHY

Jim Harries, originally from UK, has lived in Siaya, western Kenya, since 1993 (previously, since 1988, in NW Province of Zambia). Jim is the chairman of the AVM (Alliance for Vulnerable Mission); he encourages people to do mission and development work using indigenous languages and resources. Jim believes that context is important to scholarship. Hence he communicates important contextual impacts on understanding arising from contemporary Africa. His primary work, in addition to research and writing, is bible teaching using African languages (Luo and Swahili) especially with indigenous churches. Jim is adjunct faculty at William Carey International University in California, and adjunct-Professor of Religion at Global University, USA.

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Youth and Internet Safety During COVID-19

Youth and Internet Safety During COVID-19

 by  Shayne Moore, MA, HDI Fellow at Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Wheaton College

Major Rachele Lamont, Territorial Coordinator for Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, The Salvation Army—Canada & Bermuda Territory

Commissioner Christine MacMillan, Chair: World Evangelical Alliance Global Human Trafficking Task Force

Ruth Thorogood, World Evangelical Alliance Global Human Trafficking Task Force

May 2020

More than ever, children and teens are using the internet and social media as the primary tool for social interaction and for school work. We may think human trafficking is not happening in our own backyards, however, with the world on the internet, the world is our backyard. It is essential that church leaders, parents, and those who work with children are informed about the realities of youth and internet safety. We must educate our communities about the tactics of traffickers online, help prevent human trafficking, and be equipped to be a part of the solu­tion in ending it. Read Report
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