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Pope Francis leading the Good Friday Way of the Cross in a deserted St. Peter's Square amid Covid lockdown.  Pope Francis leading the Good Friday Way of the Cross in a deserted St. Peter's Square amid Covid lockdown.   (Vatican Media)

Ninth case of Covid-19 in the Vatican

Another case of the coronavirus infection has been confirmed by the Holy See’s Press Office.

By Vatican News

Another case of Covid-19 has been confirmed from among residents of Vatican City and Vatican employees, taking the total number of positive cases to 9. 

“A ninth case of positivity has been added in recent days to the eight already registered within the Vatican City State and among the Holy See's employees,” said a brief statement on Monday evening by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni. 

“The person has been placed in mandatory self-quarantine,” Bruni said.  Appropriate sanitization measures and checks, he said, have been carried out among those who came in contact with the person on the only day of the person’s presence at work in the two weeks preceding the confirmation.  No other person has been infected.  

20 April 2020, 18:47