Pestilence Update

Russia builds coronavirus hospital in Moscow as cases rise

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor.

Russia builds coronavirus hospital in Moscow as cases rise

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Alexander Reshetnikov

Reuters•March 16, 2020

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow authorities are rushing to build a hospital for coronavirus patients, city officials have said, similar to the medical facilities that were constructed from scratch in China.

The new hospital and its 500 beds will be ready in the “near future”, according to a statement by Moscow’s deputy mayor Anastasia Rakova on the city’s health department website.

The facility in Moscow’s southwestern outskirts will be fenced off and guarded, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on his own official home page last week.

State TV has broadcast images of workers swiftly assembling pre-fabricated walls.

Russia has so far recorded 63 coronavirus cases but no deaths. Some doctors have questioned the data, given what they say is the patchy nature of testing. But the government has said it has been totally transparent about its handling of the crisis, and that its statistics are accurate.

The city’s medical resources have so far proved sufficient, Mayor Sobyanin said.

An existing Moscow hospital has been turned into a treatment centre and quarantine zone exclusively for coronavirus patients.

But Sobyanin said he wants to make sure there is extra capacity if necessary.

“There are quite a few preventative hospitalisations, suspected coronavirus cases which are not confirmed,” Sobyanin said on his website. “Of course the city needs to be ready for any scenario.”

Sobyanin said the new hospital was being built in an area without large apartment blocks and would not pose a danger to the local population.

The head of Russia’s Bashkortostan region, about 1,200km (745 miles) east of Moscow, said on Monday his region would also build a new hospital within the next few months to treat coronavirus patients, the RIA news agency reported.

Russian authorities have suspended many flights to and from coronavirus-hit countries. They are also screening passengers who have returned home from those destinations and ordering them to remain in self-isolation for two weeks, even if they not experiencing any symptoms.

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