Rome Newsroom, Jun 9, 2020 / 09:00 am
After an outbreak in the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity motherhouse in northern Italy led half of its sisters to test positive for COVID-19 and nine sisters to die, the last hospitalized sister has been released from the hospital.
"At this moment the whole community has tested negative," Sister Gabriella Perazzi told the Italian newspaper La Stampa June 8.
A group of Little Missionary Sisters of Charity have been discharged from the local hospital in Tortona, Italy, and 14 others who were placed under quarantine in another residence have also returned to the convent.
However, the sisters said that they are still trying to maintain social distancing within the convent while living together as a community. The sisters attend Mass at a nearby shrine rather than their convent, so that they can have more room to sit at a distance.