Coronavirus: Normalcy will return in coming weeks – Pastor Adeboye


General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has assured that the journey to normalcy had begun.

In a televised broadcast on Sunday, Adeboye assured millions of the church’s members across the globe, saying “the return to normal living will commence in a matter of weeks”.

The coronavirus, since its outbreak in China last December, has infected over 2.3 million people globally and killed over 150,000, forcing economies around the world to shut down to contain the deadly virus.

‘‘I have good news for you. The return journey to normalcy has begun,’’ Adeboye said in the broadcast.

“Very soon your pastors will return to their duty posts. I have perhaps one more Sunday to spend with you (televised broadcast), then everything will return to normal.’’

The cleric urged the Federal Government to always include the clergy in any future committees set up to tackle national health challenges as they were key in helping to contain such outbreaks.

‘’I also advise the government that in the future when they are setting up their committees, men of God should be included,’’ he said while giving a sermon titled ‘Joy Cometh’.

“I am not talking about small boys like me. I am talking about chief imams, archbishops, others, so they can help them with the spiritual aspect of this warfare. I sincerely hope that we would all know at the end that it is not by our wisdom, our abilities, our planning that has given us whatever victory that we have already gotten.

“We need to return all the glory to God because as the elders will say, the rain can send you into the same hut more than once. We need to give the glory to God because we don’t want the victory we have won so far to be reversed.”

Despite claims that Africa could be the next epicenter of the disease, Adeboye said God would give the continent victory over COVID-19.

‘’God will give us (in Africa) victory first before it extends to other parts of the world. Even after the lockdowns end, any journey outside the country, except it is very essential, postpone it,” he said.