"The Pope and his closest aides have not been affected," Bruni stressed and added that the official was isolated at a hospital, although his health conditions are not particularly critical.
"The test results confirmed the absence of other positive cases among those residing at Saint Martha House," the Vatican spokesman mentioned but did not report whether Pope Francis has undergone a second test.
Local outlet "Il Messaggero", which indicated a few days ago that a Vatican official was Covid-19 positive, holds that Pope Francis is implementing precautionary measures as he eats in his room and receives a few people in private audiences.
The latest Covid-19 data from Italy, as of 17:00 on March 28th is:
Tests: 429,526 (+35,447) Tests per 100k people: 710