The World Health Organisation, WHO has confirmed the recent prediction by General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye who said COVID-19 would subside soon but won’t fully go away.
Vanguard recalls that in a virtual message on Sunday, April 19, 2020, Pastor Adeboye said normalcy would soon return to nations after the COVID-19 pandemic and urged Nigerians to keep hope alive.
According to him: “This virus will rescind, but not completely disappear, only by God’s divine perfect intervention when we give Him all the Glory.”
Reuters reported yesterday that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has admitted that COVID-19 may never go away.
WHO’s Executive Director Emergencies Programme, Mike Ryan, on Wednesday said the coronavirus may just become one of the viruses around the world that kill people annually.
“This virus just may become another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away. HIV hasn’t gone away.
“I’m not comparing the two diseases but I think it is important that we’re realistic. I don’t think anyone can predict when or if this disease will disappear,” Ryan said.
HIV/AIDS was first clinically observed in 1981 in the United States and after 30 years, no vaccine has been found. Over 4.31million cases of Coronavirus have been reported around the world, with over 294,000 deaths already recorded.
The General Overseer of RCCG, a former Professor in Applied Mathematics from the University of Lagos, had declared that COVID-19 would soon subside but won’t fully go away and urged Christians to help the needy at this perilous time in their various residences just as the church has laid example.
The RCCG leader, therefore, encouraged Christians and indeed all Nigerians not to let the pandemic take over their mind and prayer but to be strong, obedient to instructions and directives as well as optimistic.
He said: “After the lockdown, everyone should sanitise their environment before it finally begins to rain in the country.
“Although the nation is faced with obstacles of different kinds during this quarantine period, we’ll joyfully recover from it soon,” Adeboye counseled.