8 members of the UK team’s Watoto choir tested negative for COVID-19

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Watoto Children’s Choir performing in the UK

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight of the 22 members of the UK’s Watoto Choir have been released after testing negative for COVID-19, for the second time. 14 children and adults from the same choir had previously tested positive for the deadly virus and are currently undergoing treatment.

The news of the eight negative tests was announced by Watoto Church Associate Team Leader Julius Rwotlonyo, who was preaching on Thriving Through Troubled Times in Sunday Service. According to Rwotlonyo, the Church is relieved that the eight children have been released from quarantine and taken to the villages of Watoto, where they will continue to live in isolation.

Rwotlonyo added that the 22-person choir from Canada was also released after they all came out negative for COVID-19 after multiple tests. However, he asked the Church to continue praying for those on treatment until they are fully recovered.

Rwotlonyo in his sermon called on Christians to prosper even in difficult times, instead of just surviving in difficult times. According to Rwotlonyo, Christians should remain planted in the hearts of the gods and they will prosper like palm trees.

There are four other Watoto choirs stranded abroad following a government-announced lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus disease. Uganda currently has 55 cumulative cases of COVID-19.

Twenty of them left health facilities after responding to treatment, while the rest are active cases undergoing treatment.

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