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Resident Tests Positive in Pope Francis’ Home

COVID-19 cases are rising again in Italy.

A resident of Casa Santa Marta, the home of Pope Francis in the Vatican, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Vatican press office said.

The person has been temporarily moved out of the residence and is now placed in isolation. Anyone who was in contact with the person is also under isolation. (Read: Jollibee Opens First Store in Rome, Italy)

According to the Vatican, the said patient was found to be asymptomatic. In recent days, there were three other positive cases among residents of the city-state who have recovered from the deadly virus.

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The positive test raises fears over the health of the 83-year-old Pope Francis. The positive case comes after 11 members of the Vatican Swiss Guards also tested positive. (Read: Pope Francis Welcomes New Swiss Guards to the Vatican)

In light of the cases, the Vatican press office assured everyone that pandemic health measures are strictly being followed and the health of all residents is constantly monitored. (Read: PH Is Now Among the Top 20 Countries With COVID-19 Cases)

Italy was one of Europe’s worst-hit countries when the first wave of the coronavirus hit the globe. Almost 400,000 people have tested positive while more than 36,000 died. Cases in the country are once again rising with more than 12,300 active cases recorded in Rome’s region of Lazio.

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