A 39-year-old Cameroonian Pastor identified as Frankline Ndifor has died of coronavirus after he laid his hands on dozens of confirmed and suspected cases.
Frankline was also a candidate in the central African state of Cameroon’s presidential election in 2018.
Not too long ago, sufferers who had symptoms of the virus had flocked to his church, after he claimed to cure the virus.
Ndifor had laid his hands on them and prayed for their healing, Voice of America News Reports.
Immediately after his death, his members and supporters blocked entrances to his home in the capital city of Doula for about eight hours as medical staff tried to retrieve his body on Saturday morning.
Dr Gaelle Nnanga, who was called to treat Ndifor after he started suffering severe respiratory difficulties a week after falling ill with the virus, said the pastor died ten minutes after treatment.