On their property, the sisters run a kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school; however, classes had been canceled several weeks before the sisters' positive coronavirus tests.
“We are also wondering what to do, we are also trying to understand the situation,” a sister of the Daughters of San Camillo told ANSA March 20.
“But we are fine, we hope to provide communications when the situation will be clearer.”
Mother Maria Ortensia Turati of the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity died March 16 at a hospital in Tortona. She was 89. And on March 15, Sister Maria Caterina Cafasso, 82, of the Mater Dei Province, died.
Bishop Derio Olivero of the Diocese of Pinerolo recently tested positive for COVID-19.
The bishop, age 59, was admitted to the hospital March 19. He is the second Italian bishop known to have had coronavirus.
Bishop Antonio Napolioni of Cremona was hospitalized in early March for COVID-19, but was released early this week to finish recovering under home quarantine.
As of March 19, the Italian dioceses around Milan had reported the deaths of 30 priests during the coronavirus outbreak, with at least 28 due to COVID-19.
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