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Archbishop of Yucatán tests positive for covid-19; is stable

Daniel Barquet Loeza

Merida / 23.01.2021 17:20:14

The Archbishop of Yucatan, Monsignor Gustavo Rodríguez Vega, tested positive for covid-19 and he will absent himself from his pastoral commitments to attend to the sanitary recommendations for his health care.

In Yucatan there is a registry of 288 priests, of which at least a dozen have publicly reported their contagion by covid-19, without deaths from the pandemic, although at least one of them remains in intensive care in a private clinic.

According to a press release issued by the Archdiocese of Yucatán, the health of the Archbishop originally from Monterrey, Nuevo León is stable and he is in good spirits.

The report issued by the priest Jorge Martínez Ruz, coordinator of the Pastoral Communication Commission and Spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Yucatán, states that due to some mild symptoms in recent days, « Mr. Archbishop, Monsignor Gustavo Rodríguez Vega, applied the corresponding test giving a positive result to covid-19 « .

« In general, the Archbishop is in stable health and in good spirits, although his mild symptoms have already ceased, taking into account the result of the test, he will spend the necessary time of rest in his home, duly attended and with the corresponding medical follow-up Due to these circumstances, he will not be able to attend the pastoral commitments scheduled for the next few days, « stated in a statement.

« Monsignor Gustavo appreciates all the displays of affection and entrusts himself to our prayers, exhorting us especially to pray for the health of our priests, » he added.

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