Prayers sought for Jaro archbishop’s speedy recovery from Covid-19

Prayers sought for Jaro archbishop’s speedy recovery from Covid-19

Archbishop Jose Romeo Lazo of Jaro. PHOTO COURTESY OF VINCENT VALENCIA

By CBCP News

August 13, 2021

Manila, Philippines

The central Philippine archdiocese of Jaro has asked for prayers for Archbishop Jose Romeo Lazo as he recovers from coronavirus disease.

Fr. Angelo Colada, director of Jaro Archdiocesan Commission on Social Communications, said that Lazo has been admitted to a hospital in Iloilo City and remains in a stable condition.

He said the archbishop sought a swab test after suffering “mild symptoms” of Covid-19 early this week, which turned out to be positive.

Contact tracing was immediately initiated to contain the spread of the infection and the archbishop’s residence was placed under lockdown.

Of the 14 persons identified as close contacts of Lazo, only the archbishop’s driver tested positive of the disease.

“The 14 people, mostly priests, those in the seminary and the people staying with him in the residence all tested negative, except his driver,” Colada told Radio Veritas.

Archbishop Lazo, 72, old is fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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