MANILA, Philippines — The Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) convent in Cubao, Quezon City, has 114 individuals — 64 nuns and 50 staff members — who have contracted COVID-19, according to a post on Wednesday on the city’s Facebook page.
All of the nuns were not vaccinated and all the staff members were fully vaccinated.
According to the Facebook statement, the Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) has started investigating to find out how the 114 individuals were infected.
The CESU chief, Dr. Rolando Cruz, said his team became aware of the situation on seeing the surveillance data recorded by the laboratory that tested the nuns and staff members.
“It was not us who swabbed them. They had themselves tested by another [laboratory], and when the result came out from the laboratory, it was recorded in the surveillance data,” Cruz said in Filipino.