Vatican reports first case of coronavirus inside its walls
Spokesman Matteo Bruni said the discovery was made on Thursday
06 March, 2020, 03:40 pm
Last modified: 06 March, 2020, 04:18 pm
FILE PHOTO: People walk in Saint Peter's Square, after the Italian government decree to close schools, cinemas, and urge people to work from home and not stand closer than one metre to each other at the Vatican, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
The Vatican said on Friday that a patient in its health services had tested positive for coronavirus.
Spokesman Matteo Bruni said the discovery was made on Thursday and that outpatient services in Vatican clinics had been suspended to sanitize the areas. He said its emergency services will continue, adding that the Vatican had informed Italian health authorities.
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