MASAKA — Masaka Diocesan Bishop Serverus Jjumba has contracted Covid-19—joining other six senior catholic priests in the diocese who are currently receiving treatment at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
The Daily Monitor, unnamed sources in the diocese reported that on Wednesday that Bishop Jjumba was initially rushed to Masaka Regional Referral Hospital before being referred to Mulago.
He is reportedly sick but steadily improving.
Fr. Ronald Mayanja, the Masaka Diocesan communications director said confirmed to reporters that the Bishop tested positive for the virus.
“It’s true the Bishop is sick and is currently at Mulago National Referral Hospital, but you shouldn’t cause alarm to the public. As we pray to God, the doctors are also doing everything possible to save his life,” Fr. Mayanja was quoted on the media as saying.
Bishop Jjumba ,58, was consecrated bishop on July 6 last year replacing Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa who retired at the age of 75 in 2018.