A POPULAR Pastor, from Cameroon, Frankline Ndifor, who claimed he could cure COVID-19, has died of the disease in Doula, Cameroon.
Panic gripped church members after the cleric died less than ten minutes after suffering severe respiratory difficulties resulting from COVID-19.
According report, Ndifor’s church members called the medical team to come to treat him when they found out that he was in agony but the effort yielded not much in saving the pastor’s life.
Pastor Ndifor who was said to have been praying for COVID-19 patients and others with suspected symptoms of the virus at his home and his church in Douala, was reported to have claimed he could cure COVID-19 infections, according to Voice of America (VOA) reports.
The doctor who treated the pastor, Dr Gaelle Nnanga, disclosed that the cleric died on Saturday, May 16, less than 10 minutes after suffering severe respiratory difficulties resulting from COVID-19 despite claims credited to the pastor to have capacity to miraculously cure COVID-19.
Nnanga said some members of the pastor’s church called the medical team to come to treat the cleric when they found out that he was in agony. One of the followers of the pastor, Rigobert Che said the cleric on Wednesday, May 13, prayed for him and several dozen people diagnosed with COVID-19 recently.
“This is a pastor that has been laying hands [on the sick] and claiming that he cures COVID-19.
If the person that claims that he could cure COVID-19, has so died, what about the fellow people that were affected by the infection? Now that he is dead, I do not know how the people that he was laying hands on will be healed.”
Some of the pastor supporters who refused to believe that he was dead blocked entrances to his premises and prayed for his resurrection. The Cameroonian police had to use force to gain access to his residence. The pastor was immediately buried in front of his residence by workers of Cameroon’s COVID-19 response team in Douala.