Dear AOM friends & family,
Please be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on your full Armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes, for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. -Ephesians 6:14
Please note: Due to the Corona-virus outbreak and National Lock-down in SA, 26 March -16 April 2020, our services will continue BUT all deliveries will be on-hold until services resume / until further notice. Our “special needs” children still need all your help and more, as they might have to endure much more crisis’ right now. Our precious children cannot fight the simplest infections with their tiny bodies. Make a donation.
Thank you, to all our supporters who continue to support AOM and our precious children, we will do whatever it takes to continue our mission and make a difference in the lives of our children.
Let’s make this time worth it.
Let God move our hearts in ways we can’t’ even comprehend.
Please take care and please stay home. The next 2 weeks are critical; together we can flatten the curve! We love you all dearly.
Karin Harmse – Founder, Arms of Mercy ~ Charm a Child
“In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, The National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to enforce a 21-day nation-wide lockdown with effect from midnight on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Monday.
In a televised address to the nation, the President announced that the lockdown is necessary in order to save lives in light of the Coronavirus.
“This is a decisive measure to save millions of South Africans from infection and save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. While this measure will have a considerable impact on people’s livelihoods, on the life of our society and on our economy, the human cost of delaying this action would be far, far greater,” said President Ramaphosa.
Under the lockdown, South Africans will be required to stay at home from midnight on Thursday 26 March2020, until midnight on Thursday 16 April 2020.”- SAnews.gov.za, 23 March 2020
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (2 meter) with people who are unwell.
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
People may be sick with the virus for 1-14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you: rest and sleep; keep warm; drink plenty of liquids; use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough.
If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.