Serbia: Patriarch Irinei tests negative for COVID-19, bishop test positive

Serbia: Patriarch Irinei tests negative for COVID-19, bishop test positive

A bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Vicar of Patriarch Irinei, tested positive for coronavirus, as confirmed by circles of the Serbian Orthodox Church to the Tanjug news agency.

According to the Agency, the Patriarch was also tested, but it was negative.

According to Serbian media, the Bishop was treated at Zemun Hospital, while the previous day more than twenty people working at the Church of St. Sava were tested for coronavirus.

According to the same information, the Vicar of the Patriarch had all the symptoms of COVID-19 and for this reason he addressed the authorities.

On Easter Sunday, the Bishop participated in the service held at the Church of St. Sava, which was attended by a small number of believers who were there to receive the holy communion./ibna