Manila, Philippines, Aug 24, 2021 / 09:32 am
A Catholic nun has appealed for help as COVID-19 cases overwhelm the Hospicio de San Jose, an orphanage run by the Archdiocese of Manila.
At least 103 wards and personnel of the Church-run shelter for orphans and homeless have been found positive for COVID-19, with at least three already brought to the hospital.
Sister Maria Socorro Pilar Evidente of the Daughters of Charity, administrator of Hospicio de San Jose, said three elderly persons and 49 children tested positive for the virus this week.
The nun appealed for donations as the facility was placed under lockdown with its 180 personnel, 13 nuns, 276 wards, and dependents of the facility’s personnel.