All on hold in Gorkha

Ramji Rana/THT

Though we have more great news and updates on projects in Gorkha and fundraising in UK, one week has made such a difference to our world with UK lockdown and only 24 hours later, Nepal also in lockdown as is India. Though only 5 known cases of Coronavirus, the government made this big decision and strict restrictions apply to protect the nation which has little infrustructiure to deal with the effects of an outbreak. It is not easy for communities as pointed out in one paper ‘Social distancing is a privilege. It means you live in a house large enough to practise it. Hand washing is a privilege too. It means you have access to running water. Hand sanitisers are a privilege. It means you have money to buy them. Lockdowns are a privilege. It means you can afford to be at home’.

We can only hope for better news in UK and Nepal. Take care all.