The Christian fraternity has expressed deep sorrow at the loss of Ugandan Pastor Charles Paddy Kayiwa who succumbed to the coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 while in London, United Kingdom.
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 UK there 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.
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