Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma Tests Positive for Coronavirus Disease

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma contracted the dreaded coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma
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In a statement, Msgr. Joseph Tan, the spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu said that Palma is currently at the Perpetual Succour Hospital.

“The people, who have been in close contact with the archbishop, have also been informed about the matter,” he said.

“The archbishop remains in a stable condition. Let us all pray for his steady and speedy recovery,” he added.

It was in January 2011 when Jose Palma, who’s originally from Dingle, Iloilo was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to become the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cebu.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 is characterized by flu-like symptoms such as fever, difficulty in breathing, cough, and other respiratory problems but a patient may also be positive for the disease even without showing any signs.

With the rapid increase of coronavirus disease 2019 cases, leaders of different nations are doing their all in order to combat the spread of the deadly virus which started in Wuhan, China in 2019.

Among the safety protocols that everyone must observe are the following; social/physical distancing, wearing masks especially in public places, and using disinfectant from time to time if possible.

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