Eight nuns of the Religious of the Virgin Mary(RVM) Convent in Quezon City, have succumbed to COVID-19.
According to a report from Radyo Veritas, the eight nuns were from 80 to 90 years old.
“The personnel are still young so they are on the road to recovery. Some Sisters are moving from symptomatic to asymptomatic. Eight of the Sisters, aged 90s and 80s, afflicted with COVID-19 returned home to our heavenly Father,” RVM spokesperson Sister Ma. Anicia Co said.
Sister Co also said the eight sisters who died were not vaccinated because they are bedridden.
A total of 61 nuns and 53 staff members of the convent contracted COVID-19.
The convent was placed under granular lockdown on September 15.