A video from Sunday 1st March 2020, in which the prophet was seen declaring March 27th 2020 would signal the end of Coronavirus was widely shared online, stirring controversy and heated discussions.
In a broadcast released recently on Emmanuel TV, the cleric again insisted that “coronavirus is fading away” before encouraging viewers to hold fast to their faith.
Merely hours later, a team of experts from the prestigious University of Oxford in United Kingdom announced that they had discovered a vaccine for the deadly virus and would begin human testing on volunteers in the coming days.
Despite the skepticism expressed by online commentators, other significant events around the world suggest that Joshua’s words indeed carried weight.
On the cusp of a medical breakthrough, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the first patients enrolled in its ‘Solidarity Trial’, which will officially examine potential treatment options for Covid-19.
The Director-General of W.H.O, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said; “This is a historic trial which will dramatically cut the time needed to generate robust evidence about what drugs work.”
In addition, statistics showed that the rate of the virus’ spread in Italy has started to steadily diminish, with more than 900 declared recovered on Friday alone, thus, leading to celebration from health officials in the stricken country.
Furthermore, Spain – one of the hardest hit nations in Europe – declared the virus was past its peak and expected cases to begin reducing.
For more than one week, there have been no new declared cases of the disease in Wuhan, China – the epicentre of the outbreak – leading to Chinese officials reopening most of Hubei province with life returning to virtual normalcy.
A Chinese citizen released a video showing an outpouring of rain in Wuhan, in which he could be heard testifying that T.B Joshua had declared rain would fall in the city as a sign the disease was being ‘wiped away’.
In Uganda, over 100 of those suspected to have been infected were confirmed to be negative after testing, leading to jubilation from the country’s health minister.
Joshua’s followers have held fast to their conviction that the “noise” of the disease had indeed been silenced according to the cleric’s declaration and the end was in sight for the sickness that resulted in an almost global lock down.
“Let us take control of our situation instead of being afraid, for satan, the cause of crises, has been defeated. Don’t listen to the panic of the moment. Warfare is necessary for our victory,” the man of God said.