Jesuit Residence on lockdown after priest tests positive for COVID-19

Published March 28, 2021, 9:54 AM

by Gabriela Baron

The Jesuit Residence at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) campus in Quezon City was placed under lockdown after a priest who died on Wednesday, March 24, tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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In a memo released Saturday, March 27, ADMU said Fr. Emerito Salustiano “Salty” de la Rama SJ was found to be positive fo COVID-19 following his death.

With that, the Jesuit Residence (JR) is currently on lockdown for up to 10 to 14 days.

“So far, all 34 community members are in good health, and are showing no symptoms of COVID-19. They are currently observing all relevant measures, including isolation, physical distancing, and wearing of face masks, to ensure their safety. They will also undergo testing in the coming days,” the university said.

“While on lockdown and isolation, the JR community will be in deep prayer, and will be joining the Jesuit Province’s Holy Week Retreat online. We call on everyone to fervently pray for the safety and well-being of our Jesuits,” it added.