LONDON — A Ugandan national has died from the novel coronavirus sweeping the UK, officials confirmed on Sunday, March 29.
The deceased identified as Pastor Charles Paddy Kayiwa is the first Ugandan national to succumb to coronavirus.
A statement issued on late Sunday night by Pastor Peter Kasirivu the proprietor of Ggaba Community Church confirmed Pastor Kayiwa’s passing on in London.
[Pastor Kayiwa] was a friend, a revivalist, fellow soldier in Kingdom,” Pastor Kasirivu wrote.
Reports indicated that Pastor Kayiwa tested positive for coronavirus a few days ago and he has been receiving treatment.
Pastor Kayiwa has been the lead pastor of Alpha & Omega Ministries – UK Charlton.
The UK’s coronavirus death toll has hit 1,228 in a rise of 209 in just 24 hours.
The tragedy grew overnight as the virus battle draws comparisons to Britain’s wartime efforts.
Tens of thousands are receiving food parcels across the UK as the frontline fight against the coronavirus rages on.
Those deemed most vulnerable to coronavirus have started to receive the packages in the biggest effort to deliver supplies to those in need since the Second World War.
UK prime minister Boris Johnson who tested positive addressed the nation last night as he continued his self-isolation.
In it he warned of an approaching “critical peak moment” and urged people to continue following lockdown rules to “reduce pressure and demand on the NHS”.
UK administration has asked the public to stop all non-essential travel, work from home if at all possible and limit exercise to one walk outside a day.