Cebu Archbishop Palma is COVID-19 Positive

He is in stable condition.
Photo/s: Photo Courtesy of Archdiocese of Cebu

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Friday.

The Church leader is in stable condition and is under medical care at Perpetual Succour Hospital, the archdiocese said in a statement. "Let us all pray for his steady and speedy recovery," the Archbishop's Office said.

Close contacts of the prelate have already been informed of his diagnosis.

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As of Thursday, the Philippines has confirmed 555, 163 total COVID-19 cases. Of this number 11,673 have died while 512,375 have recovered.


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