COVID-19 in Vatican

Vatican // 18 October, 2020

At least 26 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, with no deaths. See Vatican News.

Status: limited activity

18 October: Media is reporting a confirmed case among a man living in the same residence as the Pope. He is asymptomatic and he and his direct contacts have been moved into isolation. Furthermore, 11 cases among Swiss Guards have been reported in recent days. These are the first cases reported in over five months.

August: No new cases this month.

July: No new cases have been reported since May.

1 June: Media sources have reported the reopening of the Sistine Chapel after three months of shutdown, with at least 1,600 visitors stopping by. All visitors had their temperatures measured at the entrance and were required to wear masks.

12 May: A twelfth case has been reported.

20 April: So far nine cases have been reported.

28 March: At least six cases have been identified. Of these, only the first case had a history of travel to Italy. To help control the spread, Pope Francis stopped appearances in public.

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