A Ugandan pastor, living in United Kingdom, has died from Covid-19.
Pastor Charles Paddy Kayiwa died on Sunday night in London. He tested positive a few days ago and has been receiving treatment.
Gaba Community Church founder, Pastor Peter Kasirivu confirmed Kayiwa’s passing, in a statement issued late Sunday evening.
“[He was] a friend, a revivalist, fellow soldier in the kingdom,” Pastor Kasirivu said.
Several other Christian leaders have paid tribute to Pastor Charles, lauding his dedication to evangelism.
In the UKthere are more than 19,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and at least 1,228 people, who have tested positive for the virus, have died, as of 29 March 2020.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has himself tested positive, earlier wrote to all UK households saying the crisis might ‘get worse before it gets better.’
According to the BBC, UK’s coronavirus cases are now increasing rapidly and Sunday saw daily confirmed cases jump by more than 2,400, compared with the previous day.
Globally, authorities have confirmed more than 690,000 cases of the coronavirus and more than 32,000 deaths.