Second Latter-day Saint missionary tests positive for COVID-19
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a second confirmed case of coronavirus among its missionaries.
Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said a second case has been confirmed in a sister missionary in Australia who has been in self-isolation at home.
“We are concerned about any missionary who contracts the virus and will work to help them receive appropriate care. Gratefully, young missionaries are not generally considered to be at high risk of complications from the illness,” Woodruff said.
Woodruff says in each case, health officials will follow established guidelines from public health agencies to notify anyone with whom the missionary might have come in contact and continue to encourage missionaries and those they live with to undergo strict self-isolation.
“As we move forward, the Church will not provide public details about each individual case of COVID-19, but instead will rely on public health agencies and individuals to make the required notifications. We continue to pray for all people affected by this pandemic, and we plead with the Lord to provide relief and peace at this uncertain time,” Woodruff adds.