September 24, 2021

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Covid-19-positive Catholic priest-manager of DZGN FM requests prayers, immediate contact tracing

Father Philippe Andrew Gallanosa. Photo from FB

Father Philippe Andrew Gallanosa, station manager of DZGN FM radio owned and operated by the Good News Foundation of the Diocese of Sorsogon, is Covid-19 positive.

His RT-PCR test was found positive and was symptomatic last Saturday , but in self-isolation by Sunday evening last week.

Early Tuesday morning, (June 15, 2021) his swab was taken, despite of a mild symptom but doing fine.

The Catholic priest is requesting prayers.

The priest pleaded that his primary close contacts last Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday should undergo self-isolation, and if there is onset of fever, colds and other physical discomfort, he urged them to contact the nearest health worker.

He was referring to contacts less than a meter without wearing a mask for more than fifteen minutes, and those he met in an enclosed setting.

This primary close contact criterion is part of the Diocesan Circular to prevent COVID-19, issued by Bishop Alan Dialogo after his vicar-general and parish priest of St. Anthony Parish of Gubat town tested positive for the virus.