A pastor has lost his life and the 1st patient in Goma to die of Ebola right after praying for the sick.

It was a matter of worry and anxiousness as the 1st Ebola patient in Goma, the biggest city in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) died days right after he got infected with the deadly virus.

DRC’s overall health ministry stated the Pastor got infected right after going to Butembo, one particular of the epicentres of the epidemic, prior to taking a bus to Goma.

The pastor had preached at seven churches for the duration of his check out to Butembo, a town 300km to the north of Goma, and reportedly laid his hands on worshippers, such as persons who have been ill.

Speaking at an Ebola response meeting, North Kivu province’s Governor Carly Nzanzu stated the City’s 1st Ebola patient died although becoming driven from Goma to a clinic in Butembo on Monday to obtain remedy.

“Unfortunately, I can confirm that the patient died,” Nzanzu stated. “He died for the duration of transfer by road.”

Wellness officials have currently identified 60 persons who had come into get in touch with with the pastor right after he became sick, half of them have currently been vaccinated.