FILE - Sister Susan Gong looks over at her husband, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, prior to him speaking at a BYU campus devotional on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018.

FILE – Sister Susan Gong looks over at her husband, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, prior to him speaking at a BYU campus devotional on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Gerrit W. Gong announced Friday that he and Sister Susan Gong have completed their quarantines 10 days after positive COVID-19 tests for the member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife.

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

The church announced that Elder Gong possibly had been exposed to the coronavirus on Oct. 3, when he was scheduled to speak during the faith’s global general conference. Instead, it broadcast his prerecorded remarks while he remained at home and the church’s other senior leaders wore masks and sat in chairs arrayed to enhance the distance from one another.

A church news release on Oct. …read more


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