Pastor who claimed to cure coronavirus by ‘laying hands’ on followers dies from the killer virus

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A pastor and former presidential candidate in Cameroon who claimed he had cured coronavirus by laying palms on his followers, has reportedly died of the an infection.

Frankline Ndifor died on Saturday at the age of 39, Voice of America reported.

The authorities had to use drive to enter Ndifor’s residence as a result of his followers, who believed he was a prophet, had blocked entry as they prayed for his resurrection.

A well being employee carrying protecting gear, disinfects a member of medical workers amid the unfold of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19), at an hospital in Douala, Cameroon, April 27, 2020.

Ndifor follower Rigobert Che says the “prophet” final Wednesday prayed for him and several other dozen folks recognized with COVID-19, and a few who suspected they had been carriers or had signs. He says through a messaging software that Ndifor’s demise has introduced panic to the lots of of individuals who have been visiting him for prayers for a divine cure.

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“This is a pastor that has been laying hands [on the sick] and claiming that he cures COVID-19,” certainly one of his followers, Rigobert Che, informed VOA. “If you, the person that claims that you are curing COVID-19, you are dead, what about the fellow people that were affected by the COVID-19? Now that he is dead, I do not know how the people that he was laying hands on will be healed.”

Dr. Gaelle Nnanga informed VOA Ndifor’s followers known as him to the scene. Upon arrival, Nnanga discovered the pastor in “agony.” Ndifor died lower than 10 minutes later.

According to the BBC, Ndifor’s household and followers had deliberate to contest the demise ruling and maintain the physique for his resurrection. Police needed teargas to disperse the crowd, then forcefully eliminated the corpse for a fast burial according to native procedures for COVID-19 an infection, The Cameroon Tribune reported.

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To date, war-torn Cameroon has had 3,733 confirmed COVID-19 infections and 146 deaths, in accordance to information collected by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.