6 FebUpdate on the Butterfly Children and Staff from CEO Lyn Gould regarding the Coronavirus
Since I wrote to you all last week I am sure you will be aware that the number of people affected by the novel coronavirus has continued to rise, as expected, both within China and around the world.
In China the government have imposed further restrictions on the movement of people including the isolation of all children and older people plus minimum numbers of staff to care for them, in the social welfare institutions for 8 days, meaning 18 of our staff (2 nurses, 2 housekeepers and 14 nannies) are staying day and night in the Butterfly Home and Wing with no visitors until next Sunday, 9th February. We are not sure what will happen following this 8 day isolation period.
I am so grateful for the commitment and bravery shown by our staff who agreed to provide the care during this period, being away from their home and families at such a difficult time.
The good news is that so far none of the staff (at home or in the Butterfly Home) or children are showing any signs of the infection.
Huge thanks to you all for prayers, parcels and messages of encouragement.
Hoping you and yours are all well and remain so