Coronavirus, 59 positive nuns in one day: two convents isolated in Rome. Fears for the Vannini hospital run by the religious.
There are 59 nuns who have tested positive for the Coronavirus in one day in Rome. Two convents, in the southeast of the capital, have been isolated.
The first case concerns the Figlie di San Camillo Institute, in via Anagnina, where there are 40 positive nuns out of the 80 who live inside the convent. Some of them commute to northern Italy. One of the sisters is hospitalized with breathing difficulties. The convent of Grottaferrata is directly connected with another convent of the Daughters of San Camillo, that of via Labico, in Tor Pignattara, whose sisters manage the Vannini hospital, private health service, but with its first aid now an important ministry. Informal sources within Vannini, call for calm, specifying that "the convents are separated even if, obviously, there may be meetings, also in relation to the sick" and "most of the nuns have managerial roles, therefore not strictly contact with patients ".
In percentage, even more serious is the case of the Institute of the Congregation of the Angelic Sisters of San Paolo, in via Casilina (height of Torre Gaia) where 19 sisters out of 21 who make up the community were positive. In this case, the nuns run a school, which however has been closed - as per government decree - since 5 March.
While, as far as we learn, the Lazio Region is thinking of building a new Covid Hospital in the Castelli Romani.
Edited from Source: https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2020/03/20/coronavirus-59-suore-positive-in-un-giorno-isolati-due-conventi-a-roma-timori-per-lospedale-vannini-gestito-dalle-religiose/5743309/
Image of the Institute Nuns from https://www.romasette.it/canonizzazione-di-madre-giuseppina-vannini-la-carita-sia-la-vostra-divisa/