The scripture reads: “Out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues.
“They were dressed in clean, shining linen and wore golden sashes around their chests.
“Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever.
“And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from his power, and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed.”
Since the coronavirus emerged in December last year, it has infected more than 86,000 people and killed nearly 3,000.
Despite these figures, the World Health Organization (WHO) does not yet consider the COVID-19 threat to be pandemic, so it is unlikely to be on par with a biblical plague.