Bishop David William Antonio of Ilagan has recovered from the new coronavirus disease, the Diocesan Chancery announced on November 21.
The prelate was issued a “Certification of Recovery” on November 19 by Dr. Erasmo A. Cruz, municipal health officer of Gamu town in Isabela province.
Sunday Mass at the St. Michael the Archangel Cathedral has resumed on Sunday, November 22, while the chancery and the bishop’s residence will also be opened.
In a statement, the diocese thanked the faithful for their prayers and well wishes.
In an advisory to the faithful on November 12, the Diocese of Ilagan said the prelate tested positive of the disease but remained “asymptomatic.”
Other Filipino Catholic bishops who tested positive for COVID-19 but has since recovered are Bishop Broderick Pabillo of Manila, retired Bishop Deogracias Iniguez of Kalookan, and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, former Manila archbishop.