Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the Coronavirus, OccupyGh.com has gathered.
Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni did not respond to a request for comment on the report in the Messaggero newspaper.
Francis canceled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy this weekend, after axing all public meetings at the end of last week over the cold.
The 83-year-old pontiff has been seen coughing and blowing his nose, but the Vatican on Sunday quickly shot down speculation that the pope himself had come down with COVID-19.
The Messaggero report did not say when Francis had been tested for the disease.