Archbishop who officiated Rawlings burial service, Palmer-Buckle tests positive for COVID-19
Archbishop who officiated the late Jerry John Rawlings’ burial service, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and currently receiving treatment at the Ga East Municipal Hospital in Kwabenya.
This was disclosed in a Facebook post shared by a user named, Teresa Cross Codjoe on Saturday, February 6, 2021 which Palmer-Buckle confirmed and stated he is recovering from the ailment.
The Archbishop who is captured sharing his health status in a video message said he is currently recovering at the Ga East Municipal Hospital in Kwabenya.
“Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle, who is recovering from COVID-19 speaks to us from the Hospital. Let us be vigilant. We shall surely overcome this too! This too shall pass! Jesus is Lord! #JILaM,” the Facebook post captioned.
The Archbishop in a video message said, “I just thought of sending this video message out to those of you who are my loved ones to at least let you know… I’ve survived it for five days and therefore I encourage anybody who is afflicted not to be afraid because, yes; COVID is real, but healing is equally real if we do our best.”
He advised all to adopt what he calls the three P’s which are “Prayer, Protocols and Prayer” to contain the spread of the virus.
The Archbishop however urged the citizenry to keep supporting health personnel and doctors at the forefront of Ghana’s coronavirus response with prayer.
His ailment comes just two weeks after the former president Jerry John Rawlings was buried.
Archbishop Palmer-Buckle during the service urged the people who Rawlings sinned against to forgive him.
He also stated that Rawlings was thirsty for righteousness and was a great state man who would be remembered forever.