In these difficult times, we wanted to keep you updated on WaterHarvest’s programmes. On 24th March 2020, the Indian government ordered people to stay in their homes. There were 562 reported cases of coronavirus in India – 32 in Rajasthan and 33 in Gujarat but across India there had been 9 deaths. Like all countries across the world, testing is limited and therefore the real prevalence is very hard to know. The villages we work in are incredibly remote but many of the people from them go to work in local towns and cities meaning that the possibility of bringing the virus to the villages is very real. The lock down is set to last until 14th April but obviously the situation is changing rapidly.
Our India office in Udaipur has closed in line with the government instructions.