In comments to Italian bishops’ conference newspaper Avvenire, Sister Bernadette Rossoni, general postulator of the Daughters of San Camillo, said that overall “we are fine,” and that three of the 40 infected nuns are hospitalized, while the others are not showing serious symptoms and are at home in the convent.
While the number of infections inside the convent have gone public, Rossoni said that in reality, “we don’t know how many positive cases we have. We are still testing,” and that they were not notified before the numbers were shared with the public.
“I would like to say that we are facing the situation with great serenity,” she said, insisting that the guests who stay there have no contact with the sisters who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Those sisters remain isolated in their rooms, she said, and meals are left outside their doors.