Archbishop Palma tests positive for Covid-19

By Marisol Bo-oc A| 04:38 PM February 19, 2021
Archbishop Jose Palma. Photo: CBCP

Archbishop Jose Palma has tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the Archdiocese of Cebu announced Friday.

Msgr. Joseph Tan, Archdiocese of Cebu spokesperson, said Palma’s Covid-19 test result came back positive on Thursday night.

Palma is confined in a private room at the Perpetual Succour Hospital.

He said the people who have been in close contact with the archbishop have been informed about the diagnosis.

“The Archbishop remains in a stable condition. Let us all pray for his steady and speedy recovery,” Tan said in a statement.

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