- Pope Francis was tested for the second time on Wednesday, March 25, with the result out on Thursday, March 26
- The result, according to different reports came out negative thus dousing tension among faithful
- The test was carried out after a resident in the same apartment with the pope tested positive
A second test carried out on Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, has come out negative, different reports said on Thursday, March 26.
It was learnt that the test result was released after one person in the residence of the pope tested positive to coronavirus.
The reports also quoted many Italian newspapers as quoting reputable sources confirming the current health status of the pope.
The person, a clergyman, who tested positive is said to have lived for years in the pope's Saint Martha's residence.
Daily Mail reports that the 83-year-old Pontiff was tested on Wednesday, March 25, along with those who surround him, who also all tested negative.
The report said the pope is in sound health and even engaged in a live-streamed mass the Santa Marta church in the morning of March 26.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Pope Francis was recently sick with fears that he 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.
It was later reported that the pope, who is the sovereign of the Vatican city, earlier tested negative to coronavirus and this brought a sigh of relief amid tension generated by the health state of the aged pontiff.
The Catholic leader was forced to cancel a string of engagements last week after showing symptoms suggestive of common cold including cough, fever, chills and sore throat.
Pope's health condition sparked frightening rumours with local media reporting that he might have contracted the deadly coronavirus after meeting with Catholic faithful during the Ash Wednesday events on February 26.
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