While the vast majority of cases are in Lima, the capital, this week there are already reports of hospitals & morgues in several main cities in the Amazon being overwhelmed by the rise in the number of cases & deaths. The number of medical personnel who have been infected is also quite alarming. There have also been reports this week that for lack of medical supplies & fear of the virus, that in some of these overwhelmed hospitals, their personnel have refused to attend people and have left them to die outside. Peru's health system could definitely use your prayers: that the number of cases will go down, that the health system will hold up well to the growing number of hospitalized corona cases, that the staff will have the needed medical supplies, and wisdom for the government on how to quickly beef up the health system here in Peru for the coming weeks and months.
Thank you for your concern & prayers during this time. We continue to praise the Lord for providing us a home here in Cusco late last year! Considering both the corona virus crisis & our pregnancy, these last 4 months would have been very difficult to navigate without it! We are thanking the Lord for His continued provisions & blessings.