A parish church in the Archdiocese of Manila has been temporarily closed after the parish priest and a church worker tested positive of the new coronavirus disease.
In a statement, parish priest Jojo Buenafe of the Santisima Trinidad parish in Malate, Manila, announced that he and parish worker Homer Sunga tested positive of the disease and were under isolation.
“I’m currently staying in my room away from other colleagues in the convent who are also undergoing voluntary quarantine,” he said.
The priest said the parish has already coordinated with the local government for the necessary health protocols that should be followed.
“We ask for your patience and understanding,” said the priest in a statement.
Father Buenafe said “contact tracing” of the people they encountered is already being done.
Earlier, the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Quezon City also announced a temporary lockdown starting June 25 after one of the parish staff tested positive for COVID-19.