5 persons from Cebu City’s Basilica convent test positive for coronavirus

John Sitchon
5 persons from Cebu City’s Basilica convent test positive for coronavirus
The 5 personnel who tested positive are asymptomatic and currently on their 13th day of quarantine

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 5 persons from the convent of Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu, located in Osmeña Boulevard, tested positive for the coronavirus, the local health department confirmed on Monday, June 8.

The Cebu City Health Department took a total of 41 swab tests that were performed consecutively last May 29 at the convent and last June 1 at the health center of Barangay Tinago.

The 5 personnel who tested positive are asymptomatic and currently on their 13th day of quarantine in the Basilica convent.

Testing of convent members was done immediately after suspected cases of COVID-19 were detected last May 25, said Fr Andres Rivera Jr, provincial superior of Augustinian friars.