- The Catholics Bishops Conference of the Philippines revealed that Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle tested positive for COVID-19
- This was confirmed also by Vatican News, saying that it was upon arrival in Manila that the former Archbishop of Manila tested positive
- On September 7, Cardinal Tagle had a test in Italy, but the results came out negative
- The Vatican's prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is the first Vatican dicastery's head who tested positive for the virus
Archbishop Antonio Luis Tagle, the former Archbishop of Manila tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Manila from Italy.
The news was confirmed by the CBCP and also by the Vatican News.
The Cardinal tested negative on Sept. 7 in Rome but the result was positive when he arrived in Manila.
The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, said that the Cardinal did not show symptoms.
He would also be in mandatory quarantine in the Philippines.
Celebrities reacted upon learning that Sylvia Sanchez was positive for COVID-19. Both the actress and her husband tested positive.
Due to her outreach work, Angel has undergone COVID-19 tests. In her second test, she was thankfully still negative.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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