The Catholic Archbishop of Cape Coast and Vice President of Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference (GCBC), Most Rev Charles Gabriel Palmer Buckle has tested positive to the novel coronavirus disease.
In short video sighted by GhanaPlus.com on Instagram and recorded from the Ga East Infectious Disease Center Recovery Garden where he is currently undergoing treatment, the Archbishop admonish Ghanaians to adopt what he called the “three Ps,” that is prayer, protocol and prayer in the fight against the deadly disease.
Shared on Saturday, February 6, the Archbishop revealed he had already survived five (5)days with the disease and was of the hope that with prayer, strict adherence to the protocols and prayer again, the country could overcome the deadly disease.
He urged people infected with the disease not be afraid since healing was possible .
“My dear, dear ones, this is just a video shot from the Recovery Garden at the Ga East Infectious Disease Center where I’m undergoing treatment for COVID-19. I just thought sending this message out to those of you who are my loved ones, at least will let you know I’ve survived it for five(5) days and therefore, I encourage anybody who is afflicted not to be afraid because, yes COVID is real but healing is equally real,” he said.
The Archbishop Palmer-Buckles again urged Ghanaians to pray for frontline health workers who risk their lives daily to cater for those infected adding “they are really stretched out and stress out”.
“If we will do the best, my advice is what I call the three Ps, that is Prayer, Protocol, and prayer and you can add two more to it, Protocols and Prayer so it becomes five Ps. Let us continue praying, thanking God for the doctors, the nurses, the frontline workers for the great good job they are doing, they are really stretched out and stressed out. They need our prayerful support, love, and concern for themselves.
He also call for prayers for patients like himself who were currently undergoing treatment and urged Ghanaians to adhere to the protocols to enable the country over the disease.
“Let us continue to pray for those who are patients like myself, a privileged one. May God take our impatience even as prayer and bring us healing but I must say, with a lot of patience we will do well and we shall overcome whatever the sickness(COVID-19) is about,” he added.