Mumbai: Father Nigel Barrett tests positive for COVID-19

Updated: Jul 29, 2020, 07:28 IST | Gaurav Sarkar | Mumbai

Spokesperson for Archdiocese of Bombay was admitted to Holy Family Hospital last Thursday

Fr Nigel Barrett
Fr Nigel Barrett

Father Nigel Barrett, spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Bombay, tested positive for the novel Coronavirus last Thursday after he experienced fatigue like syndromes and was brought to Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, where he has been receiving treatment ever since.

Speaking with mid-day over the phone on Tuesday, Father Barrett said that he is "recovering well" at the hospital. "I was admitted to Holy Family last Thursday. I wasn't really displaying any symptoms but just experiencing a kind of fatigue. I am most likely to be discharged within the next few days after which, I will have to follow the home quarantine protocol."

Archbishop of Bombay Cardinal Oswald Gracias said that Barrett is much better now as compared to when he was admitted. "I have spoken with hospital authorities who had told me that he will be discharged within the next three or four days." He added: "His (Barret's) family members have all tested negative for COVID."

July 23
Day Father Barrett tested COVID-19 positive

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