ILOILO City – Three priests of a Roman Catholic Church here tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Two staff of the church, a secretary, and a cook, contracted the virus, too.
According to Jeck Conlu, Iloilo City COVID-19 Team spokesperson, one of the priests was hospitalized while the two others were at the parish quarantine facility along with the staff.
Nineteen close contacts would be swabbed, Conlu said.
Mayor Jerry Treñas, meanwhile, asked the public to pray for the fast recovery of the priests and their staff./PN