The newly appointed new Bishop of Higuey, Monsignor Jesús Castro, was also diagnosed positive for the new Covid-19 coronavirus when performing a PCR test after feeling symptoms of the disease.
The diagnosis occurs one week from the date indicated for the episcopal inauguration of the La Altagracia diocese in a ceremony scheduled for July 18 at the Basilica of Higuey.
It has not yet been decided what will happen with the episcopal inauguration ceremony scheduled for Saturday of next week, for when the prelate is scheduled to still have the virus active.
For several days Monsignor Castro began to feel symptoms, so on Thursday he was hospitalized in the hospital “Health Square”, Where a rapid test was performed, which was negative, but the PCR result was positive.
“I have tested positive for Covid-19 PCR. I am in good spirits and I am following the treatment provided by the medical personnel, which I am going to observe in strict compliance with the home and with due medical supervision, ”he indicated.
The until recently auxiliary bishop of Santo Domingo and rector of the Catholic University Santo Domingo alerted the people with whom he has recently interacted to take the forecasts of place.
Monsignor Castro was also part of the Follow-up Commission that accompanied the Central Electoral Board in the electoral process created as a result of the aborted municipal elections last February due to problems with automated voting.
“I appreciate all your concerns about my state of health. I invite all of you to redouble your efforts to face the pandemic, “said the prelate.
The same Thursday, the assistant to President Danilo Medina and former candidate for Senator for the province of La Altagracia (Higuey) were also diagnosed positive for Covid-19, Robert de la Cruz.
The official had a preventive PCR test due to his decision to rejoin his duties as an assistant to President Medina.
— Yurel De Jesús to www.gentetuya.com