A Christian ministry has warned that hundreds of millions of people around the world can’t take the most basic precaution in the fight against the coronavirus or other diseases. Mission agency warned Gospel for Asia says those people are at extra risk because they don’t have clean water or soap to wash their hands.
The GFA warning follows a statement by the Global Handwashing Partnership that said handwashing with soap could reduce acute respiratory infections such as COVID-19 by nearly 25 per cent.
GFA founder Dr. K.P. Yohannan says although the coronavirus is dangerous, for hundreds of millions of people it’s the least of their problems.
He says more than 2,000 people already die every day from diarrhoea alone, simply because they don’t have access to clean water to drink or wash their hands.
The Gospel For Asia ministry helps the extreme poor in Asia by providing clean water pumps called Jesus Wells that supply entire villages.
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