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Elder and Sister Gong complete quarantine following COVID-19 diagnosis

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Oct 16, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Susan, have completed quarantine following their COVID-19 diagnosis earlier this month.

Elder Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared the news Friday on his Facebook account.

"We are very moved and grateful for the many well-wishes and prayers we have received from you from around the world." wrote Elder Gong. "Thank you for your faith on our behalf. Our doctors indicate we have now both successfully completed our quarantines."

The Gongs tested positive after being exposed to the virus and announced their diagnosis on Oct. 6. Days later, the Church announced the couple were experiencing mild symptoms and were recovering at home.

All the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum were tested, and all the tests were negative.

Elder Gong wrote that he and his wife will continue to take precautions by wearing masks, hand-washing and social distancing.

"I look forward to returning to my full responsibilities next week. We are most grateful to you and look forward to being with you again soon."