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62 nuns test Covid-19 positive at convent in QC

62 nuns test Covid-19 positive at convent in QC

Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) Generalate in Quezon City. CBCP NEWS FILE PHOTO

By CBCP News

September 16, 2021

Manila, Philippines

Sixty-two nuns have tested positive for Covid-19 after an outbreak at the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) convent in Quezon City, the congregation has confirmed.

In a statement released Wednesday, the RVM Secretariat said the infections were confirmed after their swab tests on Sept. 10.

The congregation said that since Sept. 14, the entire convent “has been on lockdown and fully cooperating” with the city government on health quarantine measures.

“The convent has an infirmary, which, together with the Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT), closely monitors and manages the cases,” the RVM said.

The statement did not mention if there are staff of the convent on N. Domingo Street who also contracted the virus.

The city’s epidemiology and disease surveillance unit earlier reported that about 50 others who tested positive for Covid-19 are caregivers, health aides and drivers.


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