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World 11 members of the Swiss Guard in the Vatican have tested positive for coronavirus

00:20  18 october  2020
00:20  18 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Eleven members of the Vatican Swiss Guards , the colourfully dressed corps that has protected popes for 500 years, have now tested positive “As a result of tests over the past days, seven further Swiss Guards have tested positive , which brings the number of established people taken ill to 11

Four members of the Swiss Guard have tested positive for coronavirus and are in isolation. " In the meantime, according to instructions issued last week by the Governorate of the Vatican City State, all the guards , whether on duty or not, wear masks, both outdoors and indoors, and observe the

a couple of people that are walking in the snow: The Swiss Guards are now required to wear masks. AGF / Getty © AGF / Getty The Swiss Guards are now required to wear masks. AGF / Getty
  • Eleven of the 135 Swiss Guards inside Vatican City have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the Vatican.
  • The guards have been put into isolation, and the rest are now required to wear masks indoors and outdoors even if they're not on duty.
  • Someone inside Pope Francis' place of residence has also reportedly tested positive.
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The Vatican announced on October 15 that 11 Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus and the city has begun taking precautions.

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The Vatican , meanwhile, said someone who lives in the same hotel as Pope Francis tested positive for the virus, adding to the 11 cases of COVID-19 among the Swiss Guards who protect him. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the country' s head of state, was quarantined while awaiting the

The foreign ministers of Belgium and Austria have both tested positive for the coronavirus . The announcements came shortly after a European The entire Cabinet of Austria has since been tested as a precaution. Concerns over ministers summit. The in-person meeting was also attended by the

"Arrangements were immediately made to isolate those with positive cases and all appropriate further steps are being taken, along with additional testing," the Vatican City said in a press release.

Reuters reports that those who tested positive are experiencing minor symptoms. Going forward, the guards will be required to wear face masks both inside and outside even if they're not on duty, according to Catholic News Agency.

The Swiss Guards is the oldest and smallest army in the world, with just 135 guards. Their main duties include protecting the Pope and guarding the Vatican City gates.

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An unknown number of National Guard members who were responding to riots in D.C. have tested positive for COVID-19. Public health officials have warned of possible spikes in the number of coronavirus cases as a result of the massive crowds gathering to protest across the U. S . Two weeks

A new way of life designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus as brought a number of new words into our vocabulary. (AAP: Stefan Postles). Cardinal George Pell meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican as members of Swiss Guard test positive .

The news also comes shortly after someone inside Pope Francis' home, Domus Sanctae Marthae, has also tested positive.

Pope Francis is 83 years old and is considered high risk after part of his lung was removed decades ago, according to the Associated Press.

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