Coronavirus in Italy: Pope sick a day after he hugged, met people with masks

Coronavirus in Italy: Pope sick a day after he hugged, met people with masks

- Pope Francis has been reported sick after he mingled with people during Ash Wednesday celebrations on February 26

- On Sunday, February 23, the pontiff also mixed with, hugged and kissed thousands of people to show solidarity after the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy

- Though the Vatican never said anything on if he has been tested for the virus, they maintained that everything is going well

Pope Francis is sick and could possibly be infected by coronavirus but Vatican officials have refused to comment on the true state of the pontiff.

Matteo Bruni, the spokesman for the Vatican, only said that the Pope could not show up for mass because he is slightly indisposed, Telegraph reports.

It should be noted that the mass was the first one preceding the start of Lent. The spokesman also did not respond to any further questions.

Bruni also did not say if the pontiff will be tested for coronavirus, especially following its outbreak in Italy that has infected 650 people.

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There was a wide concern for the pope during Ash Wednesday celebration on February 26 as he coughed and blew his nose as he greeted people without wearing a mask.

Coronavirus has affected thousands and killed many since the global outbreak. Photo source: Telegraph

Coronavirus has affected thousands and killed many since the global outbreak. Photo source: Telegraph
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Also, the Pope on Sunday, February 23, mingled with more than 40,000 people as he expressed his support for the people affected by the virus.

Another thing worthy of note is that a part of the Pope’s lung is missing after he was treated for tuberculosis in his 20s.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Federal Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Nigeria.

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The case, which was confirmed on Thursday, February 27, is the first to be reported in the country since the beginning of the outbreak of the viral disease in China in January.

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The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, February 25.

Following the disturbing news, a Nigerian man on social media identified as Olugbega Bodunrin(@boldjohnson07), has come out to make claims that he was the cab driver that conveyed the Italian citizen who was infected with the virus.

Bodunrin claimed that he had contact with the Italian on Wednesday, February 26. According to him, during the course of the journey, they talked and laughed together, and even went the extra mile by dining together.

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