Vatican City, Oct 23, 2020 / 12:00 pm
The Pontifical Swiss Guard announced Friday that two more of its members have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The world's smallest but oldest standing army said in a statement Oct. 23 that a total of 13 guards had now contracted the virus, following tests on every member of the corps.
"No guards were hospitalized. Not all guards necessarily show symptoms such as fever, joint pain, coughing, and loss of sense of smell," the unit said, adding that the guards' health would continue to be monitored.
"We hope for a prompt recovery so that the guards can resume service in the best possible way, in health and safety," it said.