Six elderly nuns in Italy have died from coronavirus, while another nine remain in hospital.
The Catholic Herald says the six sisters were aged from 82 to 98-years-old. They became ill after an outbreak of the virus at the Little Missionary Sisters of Charity Mother House, in the coastal town of Tortona, earlier this month, where 40 nuns tested positive for Covid-19.
After the Red Cross evacuated 19 sisters in the community to a hospital on March 12, the remaining Little Missionary Sisters of Charity were placed under quarantine in another residence, reports mirror.co.uk.