Ebola has spread to the Congolese city of Goma, which has a population of more than a million people, as the virus continues to devastate the region.

The victim is a pastor who had arrived in the city by bus after visiting Butembo, a town around 200miles (320km) north in the centre of the outbreak.

He had been preaching at a church where he would have touched worshippers ‘including the sick’, the country’s health ministry said on Sunday.

Authorities have urged people to remain calm after the government said the chances of the virus spreading were ‘low’.

But tensions are high and two health workers were murdered in their homes over the weekend.

Experts have said the escalation was ‘unexpected’ and should serve as a reminder to the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency.

In this, the second worst outbreak in history, 1,665 people have died from Ebola since August last year.

But tensions are high and two health workers were murdered in their homes over the weekend.

Experts have said the escalation was ‘unexpected’ and should serve as a reminder to the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency.

In this, the second worst outbreak in history, 1,665 people have died from Ebola since August last year.

Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner, an expert on Global Health Law at Keele University said: ‘The identification of a case in Goma is a deeply disappointing, if not totally unexpected development in the Ebola response in the DRC.

‘As a large city and transport and trade hub the virus taking hold in Goma could have devastating consequences for the response to Ebola in the DRC.’

Health experts have long feared that Ebola could make its way to Goma, which is the capital of the North Kivu province in eastern Congo.

It borders neighbouring Rwanda, which has been preparing for possible cases since the outbreak began nearly a year ago.

Health workers in Goma were vaccinated as early as December when the outbreak first hit Butembo, around 180 miles (300km) north.

The two towns are separated by poor roads under the threat of armed groups, which have hampered response teams across the Congo.

At the weekend, two Ebola awareness campaigners were murdered in their homes in the North Kivu province.

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Dina Amelia Kalmeta is the Founder and CEO of Your New Life in Christ Ministries - CWW7NEWS. Dina reports on world events as they pertain to Bible Prophecy. Before Your New Life in Christ Ministries, Dina served as a Leader for INCHRIST NETWORK leading teams online and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her mission today is to bring hard evidence that what is taking place in the world isn't just coincidence, but indeed proof that the last days the Bible warned us about are upon us right now.