On Saturday, the Holy See confirmed a resident of Pope Francis’ Casa Santa Marta residence tested positive for the coronavirus.
Holy See Press Office Director Matteo Bruni said in a statement the person was temporarily relocated to quarantine while they recover, the same going for any who came in direct contact with the person.
Bruni added the person is so-far asymptomatic, and that three positive cases within the Vatican have recovered after experiencing only mild symptoms.
He also said the health measures issued by the Vatican will continue to be followed, and that “the health of all Casa Santa Marta residents is constantly monitored.”
The case adds to the eleven members of the Swiss Guard who recently tested positive for coronavirus after a meeting with Pope Francis.